VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion
12.0.0

4.2

VMware Fusion free download for Mac

VMware Fusion

18 September 2020

Run Windows apps alongside Mac apps without rebooting.

Overview

VMware Fusion and Fusion Pro - virtualization software for running Windows, Linux, and other systems on a Mac without rebooting. The latest version includes full support for Windows 10, macOS Mojave, and the latest Macs, including the 18-core iMac Pro and MacBook Pro with 6-core Intel i9 CPU.. VMware Fusion support DirectX 10.1 and Enhanced Metal Graphics Rendering Engine. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, up to 3072 MB graphics memory, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

What's new in VMware Fusion

Version 12.0.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.15 or later

Free Product for Personal Non-Commercial Use - Fusion Player (previously Fusion Standard) is now free for personal non-commercial use
Support macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Run macOS 11 Big Sur as a host operating system
  • Run macOS 11 Big Sur as a virtual machine
DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 Support
  • Support has been added for DirectX 11 (DX11) and OpenGL 4.1 in the guest operating system
  • Hardware requirements for DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1:
    • MacPro 2013 and later
    • iMac 27-inch 2014 and later
    • MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 and later
    • MacBook Pro 15-inch 2015 with dual graphics and later
    • MacBook Air 2015 and later
    • MacBook 2015 and later
    • iMac 21-inch 2015 and later
    • iMac Pro 2017 and later
    • MacMini 2018 and later
  • Software requirements for DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1:
    • Guest OS: Windows 7 or higher, or Linux with vmwgfx
External GPU support
  • Fusion provides support for external GPU when an external GPU is connected to the host. Choose the Prefer External GPU option from the Fusion UI
Sandboxed Graphics
  • Virtual machine security is enhanced by removing graphics render from vmx and running it as a separate sandbox process
New Guest Operating Systems Support
  • RHEL 8.2
  • Debian 10.5
  • Fedora 32
  • CentOS 8.2
  • SLE 15 SP2
  • FreeBSD 11.4
  • ESXi 7.0
USB 3.1 Controller Support
  • The virtual machine's virtual XHCI controller is changed from USB 3.0 to USB 3.1 to support 10 Gbps
Larger Scale VM
  • 32 virtual CPUs
  • 128 GB virtual memory
  • Note: Running virtual machines with 32 vCPUs requires that your host and guest operating systems both support 32 logical processors
  • 8 GB virtual graphics memory

Create VM from APFS Recovery Partition (Now limited to macOS 10.15 host)

Performance Improvements
  • Improved file transfer speeds (Drag and Drop, Copy and Paste, HGFS)
  • Improved virtual machine shutdown time
  • Improved container performance
vSphere 7.0 Support

In Fusion 12 you can perform the following:

  • Connect to vSphere 7.0
  • Upload a local virtual machine to vSphere 7.0
  • Download a remote virtual machine running on vSphere 7.0 to the local desktop
Login to Container Image Registry
  • Ability to login to a container image registry with the vctl login command has been added
Kubernetes Support
  • Fusion 12 now supports KIND kubernetes clusters
Improved Accessibility Support
  • Accessibility improvements have been added so Fusion is compliant with WCAG 2.1 criteria
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337 Reviews of VMware Fusion

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5
ben-stamp
21 September 2019
Version: 11.5.0

Most helpful

For me the best VM client.
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5
chofutaro8
18 September 2020
Version: 12.0.0
Gets the job done. Faster than the competition.
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Odysseus
17 September 2020
Version: 12.0.0
So Fusion 12 is now free for personal use. How does it compare to Parallels 16?
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Odysseus
17 September 2020
Version: 12.0.0
So Fusion 12 is now free for personal use. How does it compare to Parallels 16
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Mcr
24 August 2020
Version: 11.5.6
The future of Fusion: Fusion 12 is coming (already available as Technology Preview), it is based on very different design and is only for Catalina or Big Sur due to Apple design changes in macOS. F11 will be the last release to support Mojave. If you buy F11 after June 15, you will get a free upgrade. Fusion 12 PLAYER will be free for personal use and replaces the 'standard' version of Fusion 11. F12 Pro will replace F11 Pro and will include license for 3 devices, INCLUDING Windows and Linux (i.e. VMWare Workstation and Fusion will cross license). With the coming of Apple Silicon, which is NOT Intel architecture, Apple has made very clear that BootCamp will not be available. Virtualization of Windows Intel x86 on Apple Silicon, as we have come to enjoy with Fusion and Parallels, is not possible (don't confuse virtualization with EMULATION, as many people do). Emulation might work, but anyone's guess how efficient that will be. Windows ARM based MIGHT run on Apple Silicon, same with ARM based Linux; just not enough information yet, not even sure all the major players (Apple, Microsoft, Linux world) really know what is going to happen, unless they have had talks behind closed doors, but unlikely Apple would have tipped their hat, and frankly running Windows on a Mac is not high on Apple's priority list. MU is not the place to debate the technology, just wanted to give heads up to users that given all this, YOU BETTER HOLD ON to a few Macs that run Mojave and F11 for right now till all this settles out, if your business relies on running Windows on a Mac. F12 may be okay, but even with extensive beta testing and technology preview, there is still so much new and Big Sur is nowhere near stable right now, so who knows how well F12 and Big Sur combo will function upon final shipping, I'd hold off for a couple of months. If you have already moved to Catalina, F12 SHOULD run much like F11 on Mojave, but again, for business, at least we know F11 and Mojave combo is pretty stable. Many businesses and me personally, have decided to basically skip Catalina (I've heard people call it the 'Vista' or 'Windows 8' of the Mac world), still use Mojave for mission critical, and await to see what Big Sur will look like. If you have a decent Mac purchased in the last year or two, I see no reason to buy a new Intel based Mac at this time, until we see what the new Apple Silicon Macs look like and perform like, unless your business requires the latest and fastest. At the end of the day, if it is mission critical, the long term future of running Windows in a Mac shop may simply be a real Windows box running real Windows, and remote-ing into it. SO, don' lose your F11 licenses, or throw out your Macs running Mojave just yet, if running Windows is key for you.
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5
devonsauce
16 August 2020
Version: 11.5.6
VMware Fusion Pro is fantastic!
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4
pa-geographer
02 June 2020
Version: 11.5.5
Fusion 11.5.5 requires Mojave 10.14 or later.
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5
Gitte79
13 November 2019
Version: 11.5.1
My go-to VM client tool.
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5
Macinman
22 September 2019
Version: 11.5.0
Macupdate doesn't allow plain comments anymore from what I can see, however, this Review is being posted as a comment. For those, who may not know, to get the free upgrade to 11.5 from 11, You need to download manually from VMware. The auto update treats it as a paid upgrade which is deceptive. I was thrown by this, however I talked to someone from VMware, and he helped me sort it out. Other than that little bit of miscommunication, things work great. Dark mode also looks god with VMWare 11.5 Especially in VMs very unobtrusive when working with guests.
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5
ben-stamp
21 September 2019
Version: 11.5.0
For me the best VM client.
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Mcr
24 July 2019
Version: 11.1.0
Between Wed, July 24 and Friday, July 26, 2019, VMware has a 'Black Friday in July' sale. 30% off Fusion Pro and 20% off regular Fusion, when purchased through their online store. Update pricing also appears to be discounted too; $39.99 instead of $49.99
https://store.vmware.com/store/vmware/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.2485600/productID.5222152200
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  • macOS 10.15.0 or later
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