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How to Get VMware Fusion Pro 13 for Free

VMware Fusion Pro, a popular virtualization software, has announced an exciting update today: it is now offering free licenses for personal use. This means that anyone can download and use it without paying, provided it’s for non-commercial purposes. Here’s a detailed look at the update and how you can get it on your Mac.


At the end of 2022, VMware introduced support for running Windows 11 on Apple Silicon Macs with the release of Fusion 13. Fast forward to the end of 2023, VMware was acquired by Broadcom in a massive $69 billion deal. Following this acquisition, Broadcom’s VMware has now made Fusion Pro 13 and Workstation Pro 17 free for personal use.

VMware’s new policy offers two types of licenses for Pro apps: Free Personal Use and Paid Commercial Use. Users can choose the appropriate license based on their needs. This means that individuals who want to set up a virtual lab on their Mac, Windows, or Linux computers for personal projects or learning can do so at no cost. To get started, all you need to do is register and download the latest version from Broadcom’s new download portal at

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download Fusion Pro 13 on your Mac for free:

  1. Go to Broadcom’s Support page.
  2. Click on the “Register” button in the top right corner and create an account if you don’t already have one.
  3. Once logged in, you can download Fusion 13 Pro by selecting the option "VMware Fusion 13 Pro for Personal Use."

This update is particularly significant because it opens up advanced virtualization capabilities to a wider audience, allowing students, hobbyists, and tech enthusiasts to explore and experiment without financial barriers. Whether you want to test new software, run different operating systems, or simply learn more about virtual machines, VMware Fusion Pro 13 for personal use is now a fantastic free resource.

So, if you’ve been thinking about diving into virtualization, there’s no better time than now. Head over to Broadcom’s support page, register for a free account, and start exploring the powerful features of VMware Fusion Pro 13.