Parallels and VMware

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by surflordca, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    Can you install both Parallels and Fusion VMware on the same computer and have them both run in the back ground? I use Parallels right now but would like to install Fusion to try it out and compare the two...
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes, they are just progreams. with that said, you cant run both off the same xp install for instance from bootcamp i would believe so you may have to install xp for each one
     
  3. Leto-Parallels macrumors member

    Leto-Parallels

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    duke is right, you can't run the same Windows installation under both Desktop for Mac and Fusion. Both programs convert the partition to be compatible, and they each use a different file structure. Boot Camp partitions are no exception.
     

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