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VMware Fusion is a VMware product developed for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. VMware Fusion enables system administrators to run x86 and x86-64 operating systems simultaneously as guests that include Microsoft Windows (All), Linux, Solaris and NetWare as virtual machines, while the Mac operating system acts as a host OS on the physical machine.
VMware Fusion uses a combination of para-virtualization, dynamic recompilation, and emulation to make this happen.
Fusion is the first product launched by VMware for Macintosh virtualization.
In 2006, Macintosh decided to shift its architecture to Intel processors, which allow Mac computers to run different operating systems, including 64-bit OS. Now, administrators can run Microsoft Windows, Linux and Solaris over Mac computers running Mac OS using virtualization. It is for this purpose that VMware introduced Fusion in 2007.
Virtualization provides switching between different operating systems. As a result, older programs, operating systems and applications can be used to explore or reuse older data.
The following are the key features available with VMware Fusion.
VMware Fusion is extremely compatible. Virtual machines created with Fusion can also be used with other VMware products and vice versa.