VMware Fusion 6 Brings Updated Virtualization Support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following last week's introduction of Parallels Desktop 9, VMware has announced the launch its new VMware Fusion 6 virtualization software, adding support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1, as well as a number of other new features.
    A more advanced VMware Fusion 6 Professional version is also available, adding greater flexibility for restricting and expiring virtual machines, linked clones for easily creating multiple copies of virtual machines, and more.

    Available through the VMware Store, VMware Fusion 6 is priced at $59.99 while VMware Fusion 6 Professional is priced at $129.99. Users upgrading from version 4 or 5 can receive discounted pricing of $49.99/$69.99, while any customers who purchased VMware Fusion 5 on or after August 1 can receive a free upgrade to version 6.

    Article Link: VMware Fusion 6 Brings Updated Virtualization Support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1
  2. Elbon macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Boo. I bought Fusion 5 on July 6. No free upgrade for me. :-(
  3. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I prefer Fusion over Parallels but am not so happy about them now having two versions.
  4. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    and let the parallels vs fusion arguments begin!!
  5. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2012
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    It was about time. Now I only need my Haswell Retina 13" with 256SSD and Mavericks to test this :rolleyes:
  6. Preclaro_tipo macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Crashes upon startup

    I installed it, it replaced VMWare Fusion 5. It crashes each time it attempts to launch. I restarted. will reinstall now. I don't have a list of things to try, to fix it.
  7. Daalseth macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Because I'm cheap!
  8. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    If anybody wants to get a taste of virtualization without paying for software, I'd highly recommend Oracle's VirtualBox.
  9. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    The "Pro" split was introduced last year with v5.
  10. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    can you play games with this or is parallel's better?
  11. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    damn, these yearly required upgrades are so tiresome. I think I have paid them nearly a grand over the years.

  12. j_maddison macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2003
    Nelson, Wales
    I don't think you're cheap, it seems like only yesterday I updated to Fusion 5. This annual payment hike is tiresome
  13. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Ah, thanks. I'm still on version 4. Seems like the Pro version is more for real enterprise customers. Can't see any reason as an individual to get it.
  14. shaunp macrumors 65816

    Nov 5, 2010
    I'll wait until mavericks is released and become stable before I upgrade fusion. Don't see the point on been an early adopter on this one.
  15. jameslmoser macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    Same here.... let me know if you solve the problem.
  16. fahlman, Sep 4, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013

    fahlman macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2003
    Log in as a different user, create a temporary test account if necessary, to see if it's system-wide or not. If it works in the test account then you know the problem is inside the original user's home folder. Start by removing any Fusion-related preference files found in /Users/username/Library/Preferences to the Desktop. Do the same with any Fusion-related files isn /Users/username/Library/Application Support. Open Fusion again after removing these files.

    If you have problems in the test account too follow the same steps as above in the /Library folder.

    It's important to remember not to delete the files. Also remember the original location of the files when you remove them so they can be moved back if necessary. I usually recreate the folder structure inside a folder on my Desktop.

    Post back your results or additional questions.
  17. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I will give Parallels 1 week after the release of Mavrix to fix the USB port dilemma in version 8. Don't want to pay $50 for an upgrade. Don't want to go to VMware. :(
  18. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    The cost of the upgrade on a yearly basis is ridiculous. I understand they need to be paid for their work, but $50 a pop is to much. Bootcamp & Virtualbox are not real options, but I may soon have to consider looking them over again.
  19. ghostface147 macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2008
    Why isn't virtualbox a real option? I've never used it, just curious.
  20. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    why do you have to upgrade every year? just use the software until you have to upgrade
  21. Preclaro_tipo macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Okay, created a fresh Log in account. same issue. the window is different because it is attempting to set up a new PC or select existing but it crashes right away.

    I cleared out the VMWare files within the global /Library directory. (recreating the files in a folder on the desktop.)

    Same result, hard crash upon launch.

  22. arkmannj macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2003
    Has anyone noticed any real improvement over Fusion 5?
    Performance, etc.. ?

    I'm on a MBP (Retina) 16GB Ram, 512MBSSD. (Late 2012/Early 2013 model)
    I also have a MacBook Air (Late 2012 Model)

    If performance is better then 50.00 might be worth it. Otherwise I see no real reason to upgrade.
  23. avanpelt macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2010
    Thanks for posting your experiences with the 6.0.0 upgrade. I'm on 5.0.3 now but will wait for 6.0.1 to do the upgrade.
  24. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Actually you don't really need to be upgrading, I've tried the earlier version of VMWare Fusion and It runs Windows perfectly fine on Mavericks..
  25. flyingember macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    because vmware is really bad about not adding support for new OS releases into their older versions

    like ANY version below 4.1.3 refused to launch in 10.8
    imagine buying 3.x in June and if they had done the month before thing when releasing 4.x (Sep 2011), suddenly in April 2012 you were looking at buying new in less than a year if you wanted an OS upgrade

    unknown if this becomes the case for 10.9 also, their host/client support resources aren't current

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