In this article, we’ll explain what VMware Fusion is that lets you install and run virtual machines on Apple’s Mac computers.
What Does VMware Fusion Do?
VMware Fusion is a virtualization program that allows you to build and use Windows operating systems on Mac computers with Intel processors on a virtual machine.
VM Fusion is a virtualization solution developed by VMware firm that can only available for Apple’s operating systems. The first release of the VMware virtual machine program released on August 6, 2007.
Nowadays, VM Fusion is constantly updated to make it compatible with macOS operating systems. Currently, the most updated version of this program is 11 Pro.
With this virtualization software, you can setup and use 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems simultaneously.
Supported Guest OS
After talking about the virtual machine software, let’s take a look at the supported operating systems. This virtualization software supports almost 200 OS. You can view the most popular OS list published by VMware from the list below.
Win 10 (includes Anniversary Edition and 2017 Fall Creator Updates)
Win XP, 98
Win 7 (all versions, including 32-bit and 64-bit)
Win 8, Vista (all versions)
Win Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008
Ubuntu (most versions including 17.04, 16.04, 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 13.04, 12.04, 11.10 and 10.04)
Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD
macOS High Sierra
Mac OS X Leopard Server
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
OS X Lion and OS X Lion Server
OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion Server
OS X Mavericks and OS X Mavericks Server
OS X Yosemite and OS X Yosemite Server
How to Use VMware Fusion?
It is best to use the VMware Fusion program to run Windows on a Mac. You can download this program from the website.
The file extension you are going to download will have the .dmg extension. In Windows operating systems, a program extension is usually an .exe.
However, the extension used for a macOS system is the .dmg extension. You can also compare the DMGextension to the ISOextension in Windows. After all, it acts as a DVD drive.
How to Install VMware Fusion a Mac Computer?
To run Windows on a Mac, you need to install the VM Fusion to the MacOS computer on which you are using. For installation of VM Fusion 10 Pro on MacOS High Sierra, please refer to the following link.