“A big part of the recent blistering success enjoyed by Apple has been an upsurge in the sales of the company’s Macintosh computers. While Mac sales still account for only a small share of world-wide computer sales, they have been growing three to five times as fast as overall PC sales,” Walt Mossberg reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Part of this success results from the fact that Macs are excellent machines that handle the most important and common tasks as well as — or better than — computers running Microsoft Windows,” Mossberg reports.
“But the new popularity of the Mac is also partly due to the fact that it can now run Windows along with Apple’s superior Mac OS X operating system. That means that if there’s a program you need that comes only in a Windows version, you can run it on any current Mac model, speedily and with all its features,” Mossberg reports.
Mossberg reports, “Starting next week, there will be a new way to do this. A company called VMWare, long the leader in what’s called ‘virtualization’ — running multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer — will be selling a program called Fusion that allows Windows, and Windows programs, to run on a Mac.”
Mossberg has been testing Fusion and reviews it and compares it to Parallels Desktop for Mac in his full article here.