VMware Fusion 13 Adds Windows 11 Virtualization to Apple Silicon Mac

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Macs running VMware Fusion 13 can now run an ARM version of Windows 11 on Apple Silicon in an OpenGL 4.3-enabled virtual machine.

VMware Fusion 13 is now available for purchase and can run on both Intel and Mac computers with Apple Silicon. It comes via a generic DMG so deployment is easy.

Running Windows 11 on Apple Silicon is possible thanks to a new virtual TPM implementation. This is only the ARM version, but Windows 11 ARM has a built-in emulator for both win32 and x64 applications.

Intel machines can support DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3, as well as work with eGPU. Apple Silicon models are limited to OpenGL 4.3.

There are two versions of VMware Fusion 13 — Player and Pro. The Player version has fewer features and costs less than the Pro version.

VMware Fusion Pro can create encrypted virtual machines, set up virtual networks, connect to a vSphere/ESXi server, create linked clones, create full clones, and use vSphere host remote power management. VMware Fusion Player lacks these features, but can still create new virtual machines and use 3D graphics.

Buy VMware Fusion 13 from the VMware Store. VMware Fusion Player starts at $149 for a new purchase and $79 for an upgrade. VMware Fusion 13 Pro is $199 or $99 upgrade.

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