VMware Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro–the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting–include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.
Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air, IPv6 support for both bridged networks and IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT), improved integration with VMware vSphere and support for several new Linux distributions and other operating systems.
- This update of VMware Fusion exposes hardware support for branch-target-injection mitigation to VMware guests. This hardware is used by some guest operating systems to mitigate CVE-2018-5715 (also called by the name "Spectre"). For a guest operating system to use hardware support for branch-target-injection mitigation, the following steps must be taken:
- Install this update of VMware Fusion.
- Ensure that your VM is using Hardware Version 9 or higher. For best performance, Hardware Version 11 or higher is recommended.
- Update your guest operating system with fixes for CVE-2018-5715 (consult the operating system vendor for these updates).
- Update the host firmware (or CPU microcode, if host firmware cannot be updated).
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor