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Will VMware's Fusion product fare poorly in MacWorld?

ComputerWorld reports that VMware's fusion product may have limited appeal. I don't know about that. I think VMware came around pretty quick and its up to the Mac users and desktop/laptop owners now to give fusion a spin.

VMware Inc. has reported strong initial interest in its virtualization software designed to run on the Mac computer platform, but skeptics doubt it will improve Apple's share of the enterprise market.

About 70,000 people registered for a free download of the software prior to the release of the beta version Dec. 21, and since then, about half of them have proceeded with the download, said Srinivas Krishnamurti, director of product management and market development at VMware.

In my opinion Fusion could have a lot more. Had Fusion had the ability to also run a Mac OSX in MAC OSX it would have rocked. And the Workstation integration would have helped a lot. (Look at the poll on the right). What does Apple want:
  • Sell Mac Hardware
  • Sell OSX/Leopard
  • both?
I think both is the answer. Wouldn't it have been great if I could run my Mac OSX VM on Linux/Windows/Mac OSs? That would have prompted a massive download figure. I would have loved to run and display the Oracle RAC on OSX.


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