VMware’s Hosted UI team, which built Fusion as well as its professional counterpart Workstation, was apparently laid off earlier this week, according to former member Christian Hammond:
Workstation, Fusion, and our other products may survive in maintenance mode, or they may disappear. It’s hard to say at this point what will happen. What I can say is that no matter what happens to them, they had an amazing run, and are something every one of us can be proud of the rest of our careers.
A damn shame. Fusion was an excellent app; as a child of the ’80s and ’90s when Windows was the lingua franca of the computing world, it’s still mind-blowing that I can boot up Windows right from OS X and have it run—and run well. But as platform-agnostic web-based technologies have become more and more popular, and Mac platform has become more prominent and successful in business, virtualizing Windows has become an increasingly niche technology. Still, this team did fantastic work during their tenure—pour one out for them.
(via Daniel Jalkut)