Unless you own a Mac OS X running on a Intel CPU, you have probably never had the chance to run VMWare Fusion before. For most of part, Windows and Linux users will find VMWare Workstation the most useful tool for their daily tasks dealing with virtualization. So what exactly are the differences among these 2 applications?
The Most Obvious Difference
Workstation is for Windows/Linux while Fusion is for Intel Based Apple Computers only running Mac OS X 10.4.9 and later. Yeah, really, as simple as that. If you don’t own a Mac, you don’t need VMWare Fusion, get Workstation.
If you own a Mac, Parallels is another virtualization software that you might want to look at to help you run windows virtual machines alongside Mac OS X.
* Like VMWare Workstation 7, VMWare Fusion 3 has recently added support for Windows 7 and enabled Aero for vista/7 guests OS.