VMware to launch Fusion this August at $79.99

The long awaited competitor of Parallels Desktop is coming. VMware will launch Fusion, a Workstation version tailored for Apple market, this August at final price of $79.99.

VMware will introduce some remarkable usabilitly enhancements for virtualization customers like Unity, but they may be not enough to regain market shares: Fusion development took over 1 year, during which Parallels had time to conquer Mac users and receive Apple endorsements.

Beside that VMware will also have to compete on server segment: at WWDC 2007 conference Parallels announced Server, which will be first virtualization product for Mac OS X Server.