Mossberg reviews VMWare Fusion to ‘run Windows along with Apple’s superior Mac OS X’ on Macs

“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.


  1. Any news on directx 3D

    I was severely dissapointed when I couldn’t play GTA San Andreas on my Parallels 3D installation

    Parallels only runs directx 8… For many games we need directx 9

  2. I’ve had Parallels and Fusion for several months now. I like Fusions ease of use much better than Parallels. The set up is extremely easy–even a caveman could do it.

    The one thing that frustrates me about Paralles is Kespesky stuff. It freezes the virtual machine–not slow it down but actually locks the machine up.

  3. Who the hell is this Mossberg guy and what the hell is the Wall Street Journal? I’d take his delirious nonsense with a grain of salt. I can’t imagine this rag nobody’s ever heard of even has editors, otherwise lies like this wouldn’t be published.

    All I know is Gamerz magazine and the Ultra PeeCee Zone blog never mentions MACs. Ever. Because MACs can’t play games, don’t run Zune Marketplace and you can’t customize them. They cost too much too and Vista basically is a MAC only better so you Apple lemmings are being taken.

    Your potential. Our passion.™

  4. @AJ,
    I gave up on Kaspersky too. In fact, I had Norton installed at one point on my Parallels Win XP installation. It seems the only time I open up windows now is to use a non-standards based website or to show others that I have Windows on my MacBook.

    I think Parallels makes great software. The only thing I don’t like about Parallels is that it is a RAM hog.

  5. Is it just me, or is it ironic that for years millions of Mac users were screaming about how Windows is evil and unnecessary, and how they would NEVER use a computer that runs Windows. And now many are falling all over themselves trying several methods to find the best way to run Windows on their machines.

    It reminds of me how many years I heard about how “Intel Sucks!” and overnight, with The Steve’s blessing, they changed their tune to “Intel Rocks!”

  6. Mossberg is pretty good, but the Wall Street Journal has recently been converted into a paper-based right-wing blog, so I expect he’ll be looking for a new job pretty soon. It’s just a matter of time until Murdoch changes the paper from the Wall Street Journal to the Wall Street Jingo.

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