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VMware Fusion 10 Coming in October With macOS High Sierra and Touch Bar Support

VMware today announced the upcoming release of VMware Fusion 10, its popular virtualization software for Mac.


VMware Fusion 10 includes full compatibility with macOS High Sierra, integration with the Touch Bar on the latest MacBook Pro models, and support for Apple's Metal 2 graphics acceleration technology for improved graphics performance, power efficiency, and accuracy of rendering.

Fusion 10 also features a redesigned user interface, including improved Installation and Migrate Your PC wizards.


Fusion 10 can run hundreds of operating systems, ranging from the latest Windows 10 versions to lesser-known Linux distributions. It will be able to run the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update expected to launch in October.

VMware will also be releasing Fusion 10 Pro, targeted at IT professionals and developers. The premium version features enhanced vSphere and networking controls, support for REST APIs, integration with VMware PhotonOS, and support for Microsoft's new virtualization-based security features such as Credential Guard.

VMware Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro are expected to be available in October for $79 and $159 respectively. Fusion 8.5 customers will be able to upgrade to Fusion 10 for $49 or Fusion 10 Pro for $119.

Additionally, customers who purchase Fusion 8.5 or Fusion 8.5 Pro between August 22 and November 1 this year will be eligible for an upgrade to Fusion 10 or Fusion 10 Pro, respectively, at no additional cost.

Fusion 10 will be accompanied by Workstation 14 Player and Workstation 14 Pro with enhanced data center management capabilities.

Related Roundups: MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra
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13 months ago
No one wants to name their product version 9.
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago

I have a feeling the next keynote is going to showcase the touch bar even more than ever since its here to stay. It will be like emotions never going away.


Why does everyone talk about emoticons when they reference the Touch Bar? I have had a MacBook for a couple of months now, I love love love the Touch Bar and use it hundreds of times a day. I've never once used it to pick an emoticon.
Rating: 12 Votes
13 months ago

Why does everyone talk about emoticons when they reference the Touch Bar? I have had a MacBook for a couple of months now, I love love love the Touch Bar and use it hundreds of times a day. I've never once used it to pick an emoticon.


Because people who can't afford things like to roll out tired untrue cliches (like banging on about USB-C dongles) to make themselves feel better.
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago

Why does everyone talk about emoticons when they reference the Touch Bar? I have had a MacBook for a couple of months now, I love love love the Touch Bar and use it hundreds of times a day. I've never once used it to pick an emoticon.


I think there are a lot of unhappy people in the world. And denigrating something (usually without even giving whatever it is a try) makes people feel better, and gives them a tiny blip of power.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
So, the rumours from one or two years ago that VMware had dissolved the Fusion team and was withdrawing from the Mac virtualisation market weren't quite accurate.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago
Wow Metal support, nice
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago

So, the rumours from one or two years ago that VMware had dissolved the Fusion team and was withdrawing from the Mac virtualisation market weren't quite accurate.


Indeed. VMware didn't actually say that... they restructured and shifted the "Hosted UI" team about.
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October? Not good enough. Parallels already released support for High Sierra.


But High Sierra will officially GM in October? So Parallels have released support for an unfinished OS.. which company is the more stupid of the 2?
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
Interesting timing - were they just waiting for Parallels to announce Desktop 13 before announcing this?
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
VMware is by far the best option for Virtualisation. You will get stiffed for upgrades by Parallels much more often. We tend to upgrade our licences every 3 years not every 1/2 years with Parallels. PLus we can move our images to ESXi easily.
However, we rely on having to run latest OS for testing etc.


I see, thanks!

I use Parallels at the moment but have used VMWare in the past - I don't think I use them incredibly intensively to differentiate between the benefits of each.

Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

So I'm a recent VMware convert from Parallels, maybe 9 months or less. Parallels upgrades, plus changing to one license per machine wasn't fun with an iMac and MacBook. So I made the switch. Anyone know if Fusion 8.5 will run in High Sierra? Would rather skip this version if I can.


I've been running 8.5 thru all the HS betas without issue
Rating: 3 Votes

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