My thanks to VMware for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed to promote VMware Fusion, their excellent virtualization software for the Mac. What I like best about VMware Fusion is that it provides a very Mac-like interface and experience for doing the most un-Mac-like thing possible — running operating systems other than Mac OS X on your Mac.
Lots of people use VMware Fusion to run Windows simultaneously with Mac OS X, and it’s great for that — its ease of use and smooth integration is a big reason why many Windows users have been able to switch to the Mac even if they have a few must-use Windows apps. But you can use VMware to run any x86 operating system. I’ve been using it this week to play with the new Live Android “netbook” OS release, for example.
★ Friday, 17 July 2009