Mac users that run Windows on their machines will be happy to know that VMware just updated its Fusion software to support Windows 8. The new Fusion 5 is also optimized for OS X Mountain Lion, so you can run the best of both desktop platforms when Windows 8 debuts later this year.

The latest update adds more than 70 new features including support for USB 3.0 devices, better memory management on devices with 16 GB or more of RAM and improved power management. You can also now use AirPlay with the software as well as run Mountain Lion or Mountain Lion Server in a virtual machine.

The standard version of Fusion 5 is available for $49.99. Customers who bought version 4 since the release of Mountain Lion are eligible for a free upgrade. There’s also a professional version available for $99 that’ll let IT administrators deploy Fusion in a corporate environment.

[Via Engadget]

VMware announces Fusion 5 with support for Windows 8 originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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