Goodbye Parallels. Intel invests $218M in Vmware

WannaGoMac

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I would start switching to Vmware cause it will be the best software on the Mac. With the new investment they will also have a much better relationship with Intel and therefore the virtualization tricks than Parallels.
 

slughead

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M$ would have a tough time keeping up with parallels.

Though if they don't make me pay for a new version every 3 months, I may switch to VMware :mad:
 

stadidas

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Great news. I just switched to VMWare, and it's far better than Parallels in my opinion. Unity runs rings around coherence, and when I first minimised a window into the dock, I was sold! It also doesn't seem to slow the Mac down as much, and their customer support isn't out-sourced to a bunch of useless idiots.
 

Vidd

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Great news. I just switched to VMWare, and it's far better than Parallels in my opinion. Unity runs rings around coherence, and when I first minimised a window into the dock, I was sold! It also doesn't seem to slow the Mac down as much, and their customer support isn't out-sourced to a bunch of useless idiots.
Am I correct in believing that Unity extends window behaviours such as Expose transformation where coherence mode does not?

Sounds like a big blow to Parallels, although I have heard that Apple has given them a hand, anyway.
 

PlaceofDis

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Sorry, I was reading two threads at once and read it as MS pumping money into VMWare... but I still wouldn't put it past MS to find a way. :eek: ;) :D
whew! i thought i was having a blonde moment!

Intel is pretty buddy-buddy with Apple so this development should go a long way to helping VMWare along!
 

synth3tik

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I would start switching to Vmware cause it will be the best software on the Mac. With the new investment they will also have a much better relationship with Intel and therefore the virtualization tricks than Parallels.
even though I spent 100 bones on the latter, but use only VMWare exclusivly now. I think VMWare is the only way to run Linux on a VM.
 

DerekS

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I switched to VMWare too. It's a lot faster and more robust than Parallels, and it doesn't have that awful "SmartSelect" feature that you can't (yet) disable.
 

Dj-Grobe

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I think vmware its really better.......they in just few months make thinks to paralleles guys take a complete last year and more............
 

stadidas

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Because all coherence does is make the Windows desktop transparent. When you use Exposé, the whole Windows desktop scales down as one window, whereas in Unity, each individual Windows window scales like a Mac OS window. Also, Unity adds drop shadows around each window, and allows them to be minimised to the dock.
 

iBunny

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The Latest and Greatest VM Ware Fusion w/ Unity is far better than parallels IMO.... Hopefully this extra Money can expand on that
 

katorga

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VMware is the best there is

I use VMware in an enterprise data center environment with 700 virtual servers running on 80-ish physical servers. It is an amazing product and totally rock solid. We can move RUNNING vm's from physical to physical hardware without them skipping a beat. VMware builds for the Five 9's crowd and that quality will carry over into the Mac product.

VMware easily beats parallels in my book (I own both). It runs with less resources, uses less CPU, has more configuration options, supports Linux better, and Unity is better.

Parallels runs DirectX games faster and seems to support more.

$39.95 pre-order for Fusion is a steal.
 

Sean Dempsey

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are you all using the VMware mac beta? I am on their site, and this is the only version that I see.