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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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new to the iMac world, best VM software?

I ujust recently purchased a iMac 27inch and i would like to run windows 8 on it also. Whats the best VM software for OSX?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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VMware Fusion and Parallels both have their fans
Pretty much personal preference

You can try VirtualBox (free) but it appears to be more limited
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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VMware Fusion and Parallels both have their fans
Pretty much personal preference
I believe this is true. Both are just as good as each other.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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VirtualBox. It's free and works just as well. I use that for all my VM needs, regardless of the host OS.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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I use VMware Fusion cause it's stable, less intrusive to my Mac, and integrates well with VMware on Windows. The last one is the killer deal for me as I tend to use it for corporate stuffs.

Other than that, Parallel is faster, has better graphics support. Choose your favorite.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:05 AM   #6
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Talking Parallels Desktop

For games > NO idea..

For Adobe, Corel, M$, etc. > Parallels Desktop. But maybe there is no drivers yet for Windows 8.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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I've never used parallels but I've been very happy with VMware Fusion 5 FWIW.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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I Vote for VMWare Fusion.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:36 AM   #9
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I bought Parallels in May and was a big fan of the program. Both Parallels and VMware run faster and offer certain advance features than virtual box.

I am no longer a fan of Parallels because their is a dual monitor usage bug in the product. Parallels has not fixed it, but the problem does not occur in Parallels 8 which came out a couple months ago. Any company that forces me to upgrade on a product that a year old or less to get a bug fix, will no longer get my money.
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It seems that more and more people are happy with VMware Fusion. I'll try it too. Hope is better.
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