VMWare Fusion Academic

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  1. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I was just reading the requirements for the VMWare Fusion Academic version.

    See the Official Terms here

    So basically, ANYONE not using it for business is qualified for this. Assuming you're in school somewhere, or you have a child in school somewhere (K-12, or university). WOW!

    So you can get the full version for $39.99 and the upgrade for $19.99. To me this is HUGE and really changes my view; I will be buying this today.
    Buy it Here
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    That's a pretty big leap you made there. The parents part only refers to parents buying the software _for_ the child, not for their own use.
    But then it looks like VMware are using the "honor system" for the education discount, so if you want a 50% rebate, you can get it.

    Of course, you can also get a 100 % rebate by pirating it :rolleyes:

    // Legal owner - paid full price. (Although I am using it on two machines... Is that legal?)
     
  3. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I own a full version for work (version 2); just need a version for home. But here is the thing, I can be buying it for my kids . . . just we have one machine to use it on and we share that machine. :D
     
  4. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    That's pretty much the same "Education" terms for most software and hardware, including Apple Macs.

    Plus, to that list of people you can usually also add Government and Government employees, military and military personnel, and non-profit organisations and non-profit employees.

    It doesn't leave many people that actually have to pay full price, except those in business, and those in greedy "big business" can afford to pay more anyway because they're over-charging us for their own products.



    I don't know VMWare's small print, but it probably breaks the terms of the licenseing agreement, especially if both machines are being used at the same time.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm sure VMWare would rather people pay them than pirating it.
     
  6. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Of course that is very true, I don't pirate anything. But seriously, there is one mac in the house, and I would like to have Fusion 3 on it. But $80 is a bit steep for the few uses I would need it for. Thus an Academic license would work for me because, sure it is for my son, but since we only have one machine to share it on, it can only be used at one time.

    For work, that's a different machine, and is it is used only for work.
     
  7. mickliq macrumors newbie

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    If you want something free, why not go with Sun Virtual Box? I'm not sure if it works as well, but it's free....
     

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