Parallels or VMware Fusion 10

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  1. HD Fboy macrumors member

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    Which is best? Previously I ran VM Fusion 6. I was happy with it. No upgrade path from 6 to 10 so I will have to buy a new license regardless.
     
  2. kschendel macrumors 65816

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    Or you could go with VirtualBox. It's not the performance leader but it works and it's free.
     
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    Both offer trials, so your best bet is download both and try both.
     
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    I found parallels to be faster than VMware when running on my c2duo. Just a personal opinion. Also the cpu speed seemed to be lower when running W7 and Sierra side by side.
     
  8. 370zulu macrumors regular

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    I decided to stick with Fusion Pro 10 since I do not care for the subscription model that Parallels has. I tried Parallels before I purchased Fusion Pro 8 a year ago or so. I did not care for the way navigation and creation of guest VM's was done. To be fair, I have been a VMware user since VMware was released on Linux back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I have had Fusion since I kicked the last Windows machine out of our house back in 2007. I use VMware at work. I guess I am used to paying the VMware tax and just assume that it will be a part of my toolset for work. I also have used VirtualBox. I think it works well and the price is perfect if you are on a budget.
     
  9. belvdr macrumors 603

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    The subscription is for the Pro version. You can still buy the hypervisor outright.

    EDIT: I wonder if they recently changed it as I just did this a few months ago.
     
  10. Crash0veride macrumors regular

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    Tip: On Ebay licences can be found for $5 for the pro version. I don't believe you can upgrade them, but they work and for $5, not much to lose. I've been using one the last week for VMWare Fusion 10.
     

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