Free? (VM Ware Fusion)

Phitz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 21, 2007
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OK so I've been reading that people are getting VM Ware Fusion free. I am leaving for college Thursday, so money is tight. I would like something that can run my already installed XP partition(I currently use boot camp). I want to use it without having to restart constantly between Windows and Mac OS, and preferably something I can use in windowed mode. From what I understand VM Ware does all of this, but I'm willing to use parellels.

What I want to know is, where can I get something to do this for free?
 

Ninden

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Sep 7, 2005
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Rochester, New York
Well.. unfortunately Fusion has already released. The beta was free, but the beta period is over. The best you can do is evaluate it for a demo period.

Personally I love it, but I also was never able to get Parallels to work with my bootcamp partition and eventually stopped trying. I'd suggest trying both and seeing what you like the best before buying
 

brkirch

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Oct 18, 2001
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VirtualBox will do everything you want except run your Boot Camp partition and it is free. If it would be possible for you to spare some cash it would be worth trying out Parallels and VMWare though.
 

danny_w

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Mar 8, 2005
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Austin, TX
VirtualBox will do everything you want except run your Boot Camp partition and it is free. If it would be possible for you to spare some cash it would be worth trying out Parallels and VMWare though.
I downloaded and installed VirtualBox last night and everything so far has gone very smoothly. I installed Win2k and all updates, but haven't had much change to play with it (but the updates and extensions ran fine). So far I am quite impressed. What do you find good and bad about VirtualBox?