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VMware Fusion 22H2: Windows and Linux on macOS on Intel Core and Apple Silicon

VMware Fusion 22H2: Windows and Linux on macOS on Intel Core and Apple Silicon
Image: VMware / Montage: Sven Bauduin

Virtualization software VMware Fusion, which can be seen as the equivalent of VMware from macOS for Windows, from the US company VMware of the same name has now been released as a Technology Preview at the latest version 22H2. This means that virtual systems are based on Windows and Linux on Intel Core and Apple Silicon under macOS.

As the developers announced on the VMware Fusion blog, a tech preview of the upcoming VMware Fusion 22H2 is available for everyone to download and try on the official website.

Linux 5.19 with 3D Graphics Acceleration

The following innovations and optimizations are offered, which, among other things, should also improve the operation of Windows 11 and support for Linux on the M1 processor. Version 4.3 for virtual machines with Linux operating systems for the first time features accelerated 3D graphics and OpenGL.

It requires the latest operating system kernel Linux 5.19 and the powerful free 3D graphics stack Mesa 3D in version 22.1.3.

  • Windows 11 on Intel and Apple Silicon with 2D GFX and Networking
  • VMtools Installation for Windows 11 GOS on M1
  • Improved Linux support on M1
  • 3D Graphics HW Acceleration and OpenGL 4.3 in Linux VMs
    • Is necessary Linux 5.19+ And Mesa 22.1.3+
  • Virtual TPM Device
  • Fast Encryption
  • Universal Binary

VMware Fusion 22H2 Tech Preview

Windows 11 on x86 and arm64

The Universal Installation Routine is originally designed for x86 and Arm64 or Apple Silicon and also supports security measures introduced by Microsoft for Windows 11, such as TPM 2.0 and VTPM as well as Secure Boot.

VMware Fusion Virtualizes Windows 11 on macOS on x86 and Arm64
VMware Fusion virtualizes Windows 11 on macOS on x86 and Arm64 (Image: VMWare)

Suraksha Enclave for more exposure

So-called “fast encryption”, in which only a dedicated security enclave is encrypted, rather than the entire system, is intended to significantly accelerate virtual machines in VMware Fusion 22H2.

With the new ‘Fast Encryption’ mode, only the most significant portions of the virtual machine’s local storage space are encrypted, dramatically improving overall VM performance but providing a secure enclave for sensitive data such as TPM devices.

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Fusion and Workstation ready

In addition to VMware Fusion 22H2 Tech Preview, VMware Workstation 22H2 for Windows and Linux has also been released and supports virtual machines with Windows 11 for the first time. Here, there is support for TPM and VTPM as well as OpenGL 4.3 feature set.

VMware Fusion 22H2
VMware Fusion 22H2 (Build: VMware)

For more details visit the official website of VMware.

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