With Fusion, you can create, open, and run VMware virtual machines, and use PC-specific hardware with a Mac.

With Fusion, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Run x86 operating systems, including Windows, Linux, macOS, and others, on macOS without rebooting.

  • Run Windows and Linux applications on your Intel-based Mac.

  • Run most Windows 3D applications that require DirectX 9 or DirectX 10 on your Mac.

  • Import virtual machines created with Parallels Desktop, Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac, or virtual machines that use the OVF (Open Virtualization Format) standard.

  • Migrate your physical Windows PC to a Fusion virtual machine with the integrated Migration Assistant.

  • Access USB devices, such as video cameras and high-speed disks, from a virtual machine.

  • Drag files between your Intel-based macOS host machine and virtual machines running other x86 operating systems.

  • Fusion works with VMware virtual machines created with different VMware products. For more information, see Virtual Machine Compatibility