Following the launch of Parallels Desktop 16, competitor VMware Fusion has announced a similar Big Sur-ready upgrade.

VMware unveiled version 12 of its popular virtualization tool Fusion on Thursday 20 August.

It offers full support for macOS Big Sur, external graphics cards and open-source system Kubernetes. It also offers higher performance, increased security and various optimisations, according to the company.

The best news is that a free version called Fusion 12 Player will also launch alongside Fusion 12 and Fusion 12 Pro.

A Fusion 12 license costs $149, but users of previous versions can upgrade for $79. The Fusion 12 Pro license, on the other hand, costs $199, while that upgrade costs $99.

More information will appear on VMware's website shortly.

Read about the latest version of Parallels here.

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