VMWare is releasing a new update for VMware Fusion and Workstation to bring Windows 10, as well as some other performance improvements.
The company is releasing Fusion 8, which packs optimized graphics for Windows 10, support for Cortana, and more. According to VMWare, Fusion 8 offers “up to 65 percent faster graphics with DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 support”. The company is also optimizing Fusion to work with better on devices like the 5K Retina iMac, which was released recently.
It’s worth noting that the pro version (Fusion 8 Pro) will pack integration with Docker, Chef, Vagrant, and Project Photon. Additionally, it’ll also include support for IPv6.
Alongside Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, VMWare also launched Workstation 12 Player and Workstation 12 Pro. Workstation 12 Player includes enhancements for OpenGL 3.3, DirectX 10, as well as IPv6 — just like Fusion 8.
Fusion 8 is available for $79.99 – however, Fusion 6 or 7 users are able to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of the software for $49.99. On the other hand, Workstation 12 Player is available for free for personal use, and commercial use will require users to buy the license which is available for $149.99. And for those wondering, Workstation 12 Pro is available for $249.99 – but, if you own Workstation 10 or 11 Pro, you’ll be able to upgrade for $149.99.