VMware has added Apple Silicon support to the latest version of its flagship line of desktop hypervisors.
The latest version of VMware Fusion 13 virtual desktop software also gets support for Windows 11, on both Apple and Intel hardware.
For comparison, VMware Fusion has allowed Intel-based Macs to run virtual machines with guest operating systems like Linux or Windows since its introduction in 2007, but this is the first time machines with Apple’s own processors have been able to do so.
How does it work?
To support the system requirements of Windows 11 while providing highly functional virtual machines, VMware said it “needed to innovate”.
This apparently involved the introduction of a new Virtual Trusted Platform Module (2.0) and a new encryption method to support this TPM.
In terms of graphics, VMware Fusion 13 software supports OpenGL 4.3 for both Windows and Linux VMs running on Apple silicon.
On Intel silicon, users can use DirectX 11…