Paralells vs. VMWare

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by carfac, May 29, 2008.

  1. carfac macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    One is 20 bills cheaper, but they both look like they do the same thing. I am probably missing some of the finer points of differences. So which is better? Or which do you use.... and why?

    I am not so hot on Bootcamp, I would like to use one for these that works within OsX...
     
  2. maestrocasa macrumors regular

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    I'm using VMWare with XP sp2 and have been very happy with it. no problems. really like the "Unity" feature. Haven't tried Parallels, but most of the recommendations I received were for fusion. Good Luck!
     
  3. desi22601 macrumors member

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    I tend to go towards Vmware Fusion.. i run xp flawlessly with Vmware fusion. I found that VMware Fusion is very easy to use and it doesn't slow down your computer. I have used both but in my opinion i am getting better performance and also ease with Vmware.
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I have both and am using Windows XP.

    Mac OS is Tiger.

    Right now I would lean towards Parallels. Like the way it is set up and the way it works. It seems networking is better with Parallels. VMWare seems a little faster. Both of these observations are subjective and not based upon objective data/measurements.

    Both seem okay overall.
     
  5. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    You're going to get a ton of different answers to this question. My suggestion is you download a trial of both Parallels and Fusion because chances are one will work better for you than the other.
     

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