Windows Market – Vic Hardware Fri, 18 Nov 2022 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Windows Market – Vic Hardware 32 32 VMWare turns Apple’s latest Macs into Windows 11 PCs with the new Fusion 13 Fri, 18 Nov 2022 20:06:17 +0000

What do you want to know

  • Arm-based Mac devices can now run the Arm-based version of Windows 11 in a virtual machine with VMWare’s Fusion 13 software.
  • These Mac systems include those with Apple’s M1 and M2 processor families, including the iMac, Mac Studio, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.
  • VMWare support for Windows 11 on Arm will give the platform a boost. Windows 11 on Arm can run legacy Windows programs including win32 and x64 apps with its built-in emulator.
  • After Apple dropped Boot Camp support with its transition to the Arm-based architecture on the Mac, the only way to get Windows on a Mac is now through a virtual machine. Previously, on Intel-powered Macs, you could dual boot into Windows with Apple’s Boot Camp support.

VMWare’s latest Fusion 13 for macOS devices will allow Apple computers to essentially run Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system inside a virtual machine. VMWare Fusion 13 will work on Intel-powered Macs as well as Arm-based Macs. VMWare Fusion 13 starts at $149 for a new VMWare Fusion 13 Player license, but upgrades start at just $79 if you have an older version of the software. VMWare Fusion 13 Pro costs $199.

On Arm-based devices, like those powered by Apple’s custom M1 and M2 silicon families, VMWare Fusion 13 enables Apple’s iMac, Mac Studio, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro systems to run the Arm-based version of Windows 11. The Arm-based version is similar to those powering Arm-powered systems from HP, Samsung, and Lenovo that are powered by Qualcomm’s processor and Microsoft’s Arm-based edition of the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Pro X.