VMware Fusion software has just been updated, and can now emulate Windows 11 on Macs with Intel or Apple silicon chip. It is the publisher who has just announced it in a blog post just published, where we also learn that Linux support has been improved for machines equipped with a proprietary chip. They are currently eight in number in store: the MacBook Air M1, the MacBook Air M2, the MacBook Pro M2, the 14-inch MacBook Pro, the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the Mac Studio and the Mac mini M1.
Virtualizing Windows 11 with VMware Fusion in its 22H2 edition is currently possible in preview only, which means that you are theoretically likely to still encounter a few technical problems. The download is free for the moment, which allows the studio behind this little gem to collect as much feedback as possible from testers before thinking about a final version.
Apps you can’t find on Mac
By launching Windows 11 on your Mac, you will be able to access a whole range of programs not available on the App Store. Among them are a good number of games video.
Apple, for its part, is trying to counter competition from Microsoft with its on-demand gaming service Apple Arcade. Charged at 4.99 euros per month, it provides unlimited access to more than two hundred titles. With the added bonus of the assurance that your game is safe, thanks to the drastic barriers to entry put in place by Cupertino to prevent the spread of viruses on its devices.
Beware of malware
Moreover, the presence of malware is historically higher on Android and Windows than on Mac, because Apple’s OS is often seen as offering more native protections to users. The spread of CloudMensis proves, however, that you must also be wary of macOS, for example by installing a good antivirus…
A maneuver to follow obviously also on Windows 11. Among the solutions of the genre, we find in particular Intego, Bitdefender or Avast. To find out more, do not hesitate to consult this comparison of our colleagues from Lemon-squeezer.net on the subject.