VMware today announced the launch of Fusion 13, the latest major update to the Fusion virtualization software. For those unfamiliar with Fusion, it’s designed to let Mac users control virtual machines to run non-macOS operating systems like Windows 11.

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Fusion 13 Pro and Fusion 13 Player are compatible with both Intel Macs and Apple Silicon Macs equipped with M-series chips and provide native support. VMware has been testing Apple silicon support for several months now ahead of the launch of the latest version of Fusion.

With Fusion 13, Intel and Apple Silicon Mac users can access Windows 11 virtual machines. Intel Macs offer full support for Windows 11, while on Apple silicon, VMware says there’s a first set of features for Windows 11 on Arm.

VMware Tools offers virtual graphics and networking, with more to come. With certified and signed drivers, Windows 11 looks great and adjusts the resolution to 4K and beyond! Note that Fusion on Apple Silicon must run the Arm variant of Windows 11 and does not support the x86/Intel version of Windows.

Users who need to run traditional win32 and x64 apps can do so via built-in emulation.

Fusion 13 also includes a TPM 2.0 virtual appliance that can be added to any VM, storing its contents in an encrypted portion of the virtual machine’s files and providing hardware TPM functionality parity. To support this feature, Fusion 13 uses a high-speed encryption type that encrypts only the parts of the VM necessary to support the TPM appliance for performance and security.

The software supports OpenGL 4.3 in Windows and Linux VMs on Intel and in Linux VMs on Apple silicon.

Fusion 13 Player is free for personal use, and commercial licenses for both versions are available at a 30 percent discount to celebrate the launch. VMware Fusion 13 Player costs $104.30 and VMware Fusion Pro costs $139.30. Upgrades from previous versions are also available at a lower cost.

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