Designed for Mountain Lion
Get a more Mac-like experience when running Windows programs on a Mac. VMware Fusion 5’s enhanced user interface makes working with your Windows applications quicker and easier. Extend Mountain Lion's unique features to your Windows environment and search your favorite Windows programs in Launchpad or use "AirPlay Mirroring" to stream your Mac and Windows applications on your HDTV. You can even get VMware Fusion notifications in Mountain Lion’s notification center. It just works. VMware Fusion 5 is also compatible with OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Mountain Lion Tamed
VMware Fusion 5 now supports OS X Mountain Lion in a virtual machine. Get more from your Mac by running OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Mountain Lion Server, OS X Lion and OS X Lion Server in virtual machines. Leveraging decades of innovation in leading the virtualization revolution, VMware Fusion 5 is the most reliable way to develop and test new applications for the Mac and iOS.
Windows 8 Optimized
Who said Windows 8 was only for PCs? Get the most out of the new Windows 8 Metro environment directly on your Mac and run it side-by-side with your Mac applications. VMware Fusion 5 has been optimized to take advantage of new Windows 8 technologies and will make you wonder why you would ever consider running Windows 8 on anything other than a Mac. VMware Fusion supports Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise.
Reboot Windows 8 in Seconds
Leveraging Windows 8 and the power of your Mac, VMware Fusion 5 reboots Windows 8 in seconds so that installing a Windows update and restarting Windows is a matter of seconds not minutes.
USB 3 Connectivity
Extend your Mac's connectivity to your Windows environment and take advantage of USB 3 support for ultra-fast file transfers 1, SDXC card reader to import and view your photos directly in Windows and view them on an external monitor or TV using the Thunderbolt port or HDMI port of your Mac.
With a highly optimized 64-bit engine and multicore processing power that makes the most effective use of the latest Intel processors found in new Macs, VMware Fusion 5 will let you run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side faster than ever. Leveraging the Mac's faster memory, faster SSD performance and greater power under the hood, VMware Fusion 5 will make running Windows faster than on an old PC.
Long Life to Your Battery
Optimized to give you the fastest performance while least impacting the power of your Mac, VMware Fusion 5 has drastically improved its power management abilities, enabling every watt of power coming out of your Mac's battery to be used as efficiently as possible.
Faster 3D Graphics
With faster 3D graphics and support for OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 graphics, VMware Fusion 5 will make running highly demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD 2012 a breeze.