VMware Fusion 8 brings support for Windows 10, Cortana and DirectX 10

VMware has released Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro. This latest iteration of the company's virtualization suite enables consumers with a Mac to install and boot Windows without forking out for a separate PC. Fusion 8 introduces a number of new features, including support for Windows 10, DirectX 10, OS X El Capitan and even Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana.

In Fusion 8, we're looking at improved 3D graphics acceleration with support for not only Microsoft's DirectX 10, but also OpenGL 3.3. VMware's latest release packs in 64-bit support with up to 16 virtual CPUs, 64GB of RAM and 8TB worth of space dedicated to the Windows 10 virtual machine.

For those with top-of-the-range Macs, the VMware team has optimized its suite for the iMac with the Retina 5K display, as well as the 12-inch MacBook. Running Windows 10 will supply 5K resolutions, with USB-C support and Force Touch. Pricing and purchase links follow below, but do note that existing Fusion customers will be able to upgrade for a discounted fee.

Interested in learning more about Windows 10? Check out the Windows Central review for their take on Microsoft's latest OS.

Buy VMware Fusion 8 for $80

Buy VMware Fusion 8 Pro for $200