Parallels vs. Virtual PC: what's the difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by domerdel, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. domerdel macrumors newbie

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    is there a huge performance margin over another? just curious.

    (I have a MacPro)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Parallels only runs on intel hardware, virtual pc (i think) only runs on PPC hardware. Parallels is much much much faster, because it doesn't have to do as much hardware emulation.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    The real choice is Parallels or VMWare's Fusion :) I recommend Fusion for speed and stability...

    VirtualPC was a product for old PPC Macs, not Intel ones like yours...
     
  4. domerdel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for narrowing it down. Curious about VM, i would assume it would support Vista just fine, right? They appear to both be priced relatively the same.
     
  5. GNice macrumors 6502

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