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VMware Fusion 3 [OLD VERSION]

by VMware
Mac OS X Intel
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)


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Product Features

  • VMware Fusion 3 provides the ultimate Windows experience on the Mac
  • Optimized for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard
  • 64-bit native and advanced 3D graphics
  • Windows 7 support including Windows Aero and Flip 3D animations
  • Ultra-fast Migration Assistant for Windows to transfer your entire PC to your Mac wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X Intel
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002Q72JB8
  • Item model number: FUS3-ENG-M-CP
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 6, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,792 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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VMware Fusion 3 is the best way to run Windows on your Mac. Run the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side at maximum speeds without rebooting. With over 80 new features and a new ultra-fast Migration Assistant for Windows, it's never been easier to run Windows on your Mac.

VMware Fusion 3.1 is now available as a free downloadable update for all VMware Fusion 3 users via the Automatic Update feature. Get more than 20 new and enhanced features, up to 5x faster 3D graphics and up to 35% better end-to-end application performance compared to VMware Fusion 3.0.

The Best Way to Run Windows on Your Mac.

VMware Fusion 3 is the Best Way to Run Windows on Your Mac.

Using a Mac doesn't mean abandoning your Windows applications and devices. Ditch your PC and safely run your favorite Windows programs alongside Mac applications, while continuing to use your Windows-only devices on your Mac.

Move Your Entire PC with Ease

Effortless Migration--No Cable Required
Wouldn't it be great if you could use your new Mac, yet have access to your old Windows PC, without the clunky hardware? Wouldn't you like to make the most of your Windows software investment on your new Mac? With the built-in Migration Assistant for Windows, VMware Fusion 3 can convert your entire PC and bring it over to your Mac in a few easy steps, giving you access to your Windows applications, documents and other files--whenever you need them. Just install a simple application on your PC, connect it to your Mac with a cable or wirelessly, and VMware Fusion will guide you through the rest. You can now recycle your old PC and still have access to your old applications and files, directly from the Mac you love.

Windows with Mac Simplicity

The Mac Way
Designed from the ground up for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard, VMware Fusion lets you run your Windows applications--side-by-side with your Mac applications--the Mac way.

Seamless Integration
Instantly launch your favorite Windows applications directly from your Dock or the Apple menu bar at any time. Easily switch between apps and minimize them to your Dock--just like you would with Mac apps.

Run your Windows applications side-by-side with your Mac applications. Click to enlarge.

Instantly launch your favorite Windows applications directly from your Dock or the Apple menu bar. Click to enlarge.

More Mac-like than ever
VMware Fusion comes preloaded with new powerful built-in features to help you run Windows applications even more like Mac applications. The new always-on applications menu lets you access your Windows apps with a click--directly from the Apple menu bar, and the new resizable preview window lets you keep an eye on your virtual machines. The new full screen menu bar gives you complete control over your virtual machine and can be moved to any side of the screen to make guest user interfaces--such as taskbars and menu bars--more accessible.

Windows Powerhouse

Maximum Performance
With a highly optimized 64-bit engine, advanced memory and CPU management technology, run the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side at maximum speeds.

Advanced 3D Graphics
Play Full HD videos and run your favorite 3D Windows games better than ever with best-in-class OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 graphics support--all without rebooting.

Ultimate Windows Experience
Get the ultimate Windows experience on the Mac and make the most of Windows 7 with Windows Aero and Flip 3D animations.

Displays Galore
Display Windows and Mac OS X applications any way you want: side-by-side on your main display, in full screen, or across multiple displays connected to your Mac.

Peace of Mind

Protect your Windows Investment
Make the most of your Windows software investment and Windows-only devices by continuing to use the applications and devices you need on the Mac you love.

We've Got You Covered
Automatic snapshots allow you to roll Windows back to a safe state if something goes wrong. For added protection, we've included 18 months of free email support (English only) and a 12-month complimentary subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus.

Company You Trust
Built by the undisputed virtualization leader, VMware Fusion has won over a dozen awards for its unparalleled excellence.

Play Full HD videos and run your favorite 3D Windows games. Click to enlarge.

Make the most of Windows 7 with Windows Aero and Flip 3D animations. Click to enlarge.

Features

  • Optimized for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard
  • Highly optimized 64-bit engine, advanced memory and CPU management for maximum performance
  • Advanced 3D graphics with support for OpenGL2.1 and DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3
  • Support for Windows Aero and Flip 3D animations to get the ultimate Windows experience on the Mac
  • New ultra-fast Migration Assistant for Windows to transfer your entire PC to your Mac wirelessly or using a cable
  • More than 80 new features

What's differentiates VMware Fusion 3 from other solutions
VMware Fusion is designed from the ground up for the Mac and preloaded with powerful new features to help you run Windows applications even more like Mac applications. Engineered in California, VMware Fusion is the best way to run Windows on your Mac.

VMware Fusion 3 is recommended for:
Home users, students and business professionals who are looking for the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on their Mac without rebooting.

Technical specifications

  • Windows Aero support
  • DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3.0 support
  • OpenGL 2.1 3D support
  • Over 140 guest OSes supported: Windows XP, Vista and 7, Red Hat Linux 9.0, Ubuntu 9.04 and more!
  • 64-bit Native
  • Multilingual software (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese)

What's in the box?

  • VMware Fusion 3.0 Software CD
  • Link to over 10 Video Tutorial
  • Quickstart Guide
  • VMware stickers
  • 18-months of free email-support (English only)
  • 12-month complimentary subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus.

Product Description

With a highly optimized 64-bit engine, advanced memory and CPU management technology, VMware Fusion 3 runs the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side at maximum speeds without rebooting. With over 80 new features and a new ultra-fast Migration Assistant for Windows, it’s never been easier to run Windows on your Mac.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for certain things, not all. April 17, 2010
I already wrote a review for Parallels, and it's obvious that I prefer that application IF you know what you're doing. I'm not discounting VMWare by giving it a lower score, but I want to make some things clear for you, because depending on who you are and what you plan on doing, VMWare may actually be the preferred way to go.

First, know that VMWare is the virtualization standard, regardless of your infrastructure. They have tons of products designed to allow you to virtualize your machines on a variety of different configurations. Even if you don't have an OS, there's a VMWare product that can help you. They're a jack of all trades - unfortunately, they are an expert at nothing. But they are still the gold standard, and the interoperability of the VMs is effectively what makes them a viable option...again, depending on what you intend to use it for.

Say you're working a class for college. The professor distributes a VM that has a basic operating system to use as a lab. 99% of the time that VM has been created in one of the VMWare products. Think Adobe PDF here - yes, you could use third party apps to "convert" the document into something you can use, but the Adobe Reader is going to handle it the best. VMWare is such an application. If the VM was created in a VMWare application - ANY VMWare application, just about - you can then open it seamlessly into your VMWare Fusion product. Most you would then need to do is reinstall VMWare Tools for compatibility reasons, but the application will work.

It is this versatility that makes VMWare Fusion stand out. As its own application it's not the greatest; there are a lot of limitations to customization of the VM, but it will get the job done. I want to note the biggest thing about VMWare vs.
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93 of 101 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars After extensive use, 3.1 disappoints October 27, 2009
4th Update in review of version 3.1:

You may have read that upon upgrading to version 3.1 I was elated by the apparent performance boosts. However, after using the Windows 7 virtual machine more extensively, I have to say that the performance increase is only superficial. Upon a fresh install of Windows 7 32 bit, the virtual machine runs beautifully and aero works great. BUT, once you install other programs and begin to run them, VMWare shows its true face (at least on my computer). Programs hang the virtual machine and my Mac OS constantly. I think the performance is actually worse than before, and I have some friends that also think the performance went down with the upgrade. I would say that both Parallels and Oracle's Virtual Box have the edge. But as usual, I recommend that you download the trial from their websites and see which programs runs the best on your computer. I think that computer configurations matter heavily when it comes to running virtual machines, so see which one works best for you and your needs.

Also, no matter what version Amazon ships, know that the new version can be downloaded for free. (If you want it.) All 1.x to 1.x upgrades are free for both VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop.

And here are the specs on my computer: MacBook Pro Early 2008. Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz. Snow Leopard 10.6.4. 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM. 512GB nVidia GeForce 8600M GT.

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Version 3.0 Original Reviews:

VMWare Fusion 3 has been hit and miss so far this morning. Running Windows Vista Enterprise 32bit is wonderful. It is much smoother and faster than it was in Fusion 2. However, Windows 7 Professional 64bit runs very choppy. Opening any program takes a few seconds, and it is much slower than when I run Vista.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I have a 2009 17" MacBook Pro that I use with VMWare Fusion 2 to do Windows development and as impressed as I was with VMWare's Fusion 2 offering, I thought its weak point was performance, especially when using desktop operating systems that relied on 3D graphics. That's why when reading about VMWare's latest offering, I was excited to buy the upgrade to test out the promised improvements from the 64-bit foundation leveraging Snow Leopard's advancements, and the integrated 3D capabilities to add things like Windows Aero (3D transparent-bordered windows) support.

What I found was that Fusion 3 did indeed offer a faster, more responsive experience in every Windows operating system I tried from Windows Server 2008 to Vista to Windows 7. To add a caveat, the performance was actually very slow until I installed the latest version of VMWare tools on each system (a necessity for all versions of VMWare Fusion), which I suspect may be the source of the performance problems other reviewers mentioned when first trying Fusion 3, but after VMWare tools installation, everything ran a bit faster than with the previous version of Fusion.

I also ran "Windows Experience" tests on both my old PC-migrated Vista VM and a fresh installation of Windows 7 and whereas the old score was 1.0 (terrible) for both systems because of (lack of) 3D performance, the new scores came in at 2.7 for my old Vista migration and 3.5 for the fresh copy of Windows 7 with the weak point still being 3D capabilities. Not bad. More than enough to run Aero for sure, and perhaps enough to support older 3D games. I wouldn't get my hopes up for being able to run Modern Warfare 2 in a VM on your Mac with any sort of tolerable frame rate, however.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not run graphics intensive programs, works terrible
Kids wanted to run Sims and other game programs using this. Weird colors, choppy graphics and other problems were the norm.
Published 15 months ago by 1Ronin
4.0 out of 5 stars Fusion for Mac
I operate on Mac platform but had a need to use a couple of Window software as well. A friend of mine recommended Fusion for this purpose and decided to try my go to site (Amazon)... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Glenda
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money. Never again.
I was a fan of VMWare Fusion 2, but Version 3 was jut buggy from the start. Installing a new Windows 7 virtual machine was a hassle, and it took some time to figure out the correct... Read more
Published 23 months ago by steve_oakland
3.0 out of 5 stars Get Remote Desktop for Mac instead
Remote Desktop for Mac connects to your Windows PC and emulates the Windows interface within your Mac. Why spend money on this when you can get Remote Desktop for free?
Published on March 8, 2012 by rokudaime
5.0 out of 5 stars VMware Fusion 3
The package arrived on time and in new condition. It installed easily but I could not locate the license key to activate the program. Read more
Published on January 17, 2012 by wyattrd202
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product.
Fusion 3 is a good product. It is stable and useful for different operating systems running on my Mac OS (Leopard).
Published on November 28, 2011 by Gary I. Aknin
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
This program is amazing. it works well, i can switch back and forth between windows and OSX with no problem at all. Read more
Published on September 27, 2011 by Captain
5.0 out of 5 stars VMware Fusion
I dual boot Win7 on MacBook Air (1.8 i7 CPU) with bootcamp in Mac OS Lion. Then I virtualized the bootcamp partition by VMware inside Mac OS ! Read more
Published on August 15, 2011 by Amir Gahremanpour
5.0 out of 5 stars VMWare Customer service fixed Apple Problem
MAC upgrade to Lion broke Bootcamp and Fusion. Apple was no real help. VMWare customer service fixed the problems with one quick phone call.

Have Fusion on two laptops. Read more
Published on August 7, 2011 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete mess on my new Mac Mini
It worked great with Win 7 on Snow Leopard until I started working with my apps. I bought the Mini only for uploading our iPhone app to the App Store. Read more
Published on August 4, 2011 by James Preston
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