Parelles or VMWare Fusion

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by arMac, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. arMac macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    #1
    I am a student planning on getting MPB 13.
    What should I get to to run windows applications - Parellels or VMWare Fusion?
     
  2. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

    Dmac77

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Location:
    Michigan
    #2
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #3
    Both do the job well and have their fans and detractors
    I use VMware Fusion and have no issues with it

    Both have a trial version, and I would suggest you download and try them out yourself

    You can also try VirtualBox (free)

    Fusion or Parallels or Virtual Box (free)

    Find out which one YOU like

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. arMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    #4
    Actually both of them have been updated recently. So was asking for a comparison w.r.t to the newer versions of each.
     
  5. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    #5
    "It depends" . . .

    I think the answer to your question depends on what you plan to do with the
    PC side of things.

    For example, I have XP Pro and Windows 7 VMs in VMware. I use both to
    resolve Word/Excel/PowerPoint compatibility problems with my clients. I
    also use XP Pro to connect my wife's camcorder and download video files via
    USB. I have downloaded PC files onto the Mac desktop, then fired up XP Pro
    and installed those files off the shared PC desktop with absolutely no issues.

    But I don't play any PC games. VMware is fine (and very fast) for what I
    need, but it may not be for you.

    Whatever you decide, get 4GB RAM . . .

    My $0.02 . . .
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #6
    Oh hell yeah...

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

Share This Page