new to the iMac world, best VM software?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thatpoopmccray, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    MacDawg

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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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    the8thark

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    I believe this is true. Both are just as good as each other.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. macrumors member

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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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    ka-spot

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    Parallels Desktop

    For games > NO idea..

    For Adobe, Corel, M$, etc. > Parallels Desktop. But maybe there is no drivers yet for Windows 8.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I've never used parallels but I've been very happy with VMware Fusion 5 FWIW.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I Vote for VMWare Fusion.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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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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    ka-spot

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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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