Parallels 4 or VMware Fusion 2 on Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by to1986, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. to1986 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2009
    Was just looking for some advice on which virtual machine you guys are finding works better on Snow Leopard.
    I have Parallels 4, which I had on Leopard as well, with windows XP. Pn leopard it ran beautifully, however since upgrading I find its unbearably slow, and causes my whole system to slow down. I dont know if this is with parallels or with my system in general, as I have had a bit of trouble with Snow Leopard, though I believe I have sorted that out.
    How have people found VMware to run in comparison to parallels? Is it worth switching?
  2. Billygoat42 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2009
    I installed S. Leopard and can no longer use VMware Fusion w/MS Vista. Any advice?
  3. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Change back to 32-bit kernel. Fusion 2 won't work with 64-bit kernel.
  4. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    I use Parallels on SL and haven't noticed any speed problems. It runs just like it did on Leopard.

    You might try compressing your virtual drive.
  5. mrj412 macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    I use Virtualbox. Its free and already supports Snow Leopard's 64bit kernel.
  6. to1986 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2009
    How do I go about compressing the virtual drive?

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