Unity mode allows you to run Windows and Mac apps side by side, but Ars Technica is reporting that the Windows Start and the search bar are sometimes covered by the Mac’s dock.
A virtualization solution, VMware allows you to run OS X and Windows 10 side-by-side as opposed to dual-booting between the two operating systems.
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro also support native display resolution of the i Mac with 5K Retina display, the USB-C port and Force Touch trackpad of Apple’s 12-inch Mac Book and sport other enhancements.
The company said existing Fusion 6 or Fusion 7 customers can upgrade to Fusion 8 for $49.99 or Fusion 8 Pro for $119.99.
And if you’re a Parallels Desktop for Mac user, VMware will treat you to a cool forty percent discount on Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro.
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro now support USB 3.0 ports on your Mac and multiple monitors with different pixel densities.
Your virtual machines are now 64-bit and support up to sixteen virtual processors, 64 gigabytes of RAM and hard drives up to eight terabytes.Other changes include improved integration with VMware v Sphere, the ability to connect to VMware v Cloud Air, IPv6 support for both bridged networks and IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT) and enhanced support for non-Windows operating systems such as new Linux distributions.Both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro feature up to 65 percent graphics via reworked Direct X 10 and Open GL 3.3 integration.Retina screens on the latest 12-inch Mac Book notebook and the 27-inch 5K i Mac all-in-one, in addition to the Mac Book’s USB-C port and Force Touch trackpad, are supported as well.It’s worth reiterating that Fusion 8 brings support for Microsoft’s always-listening personal digital assistant called Cortana, which is kinda peculiar considering we’ve been holding out for the Mac edition of Siri for years now.It appears that the initial releases of Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro contain a bug affecting the software’s Unity mode.