Parallels 4 or VMware Fusion 2 on Snow Leopard?

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

  1. to1986 macrumors regular

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    How do I go about compressing the virtual drive?
     

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