I also have Parallels 5 (although, I haven't installed it on my latest computer) and it was the version that overtook Fusion. However, performance comes at the price of stability. I heard it from many that Fusion is more stable. The latest version might be even faster than Parallels 5, if you can wait a bit.I've tried all three.. I have VMs running Server 2008, Server 2003, XP, Windows 7, etc.. for some development work. Parallels is worth the money - its the fastest of the bunch by a wide margin. It was a huge improvement over Fusion in terms of performance.
I have an old version of Parallels (from 2 years ago), and it included a feature that allowed me to "clone" my old PC onto my Mac. It was a great safety net for the PC to Mac conversion, because I could open my old PC on my Mac, and everything was there just like it was. It was also very easy to do - just install Parallels on the Mac, install the migration assistant on the PC, connect the two and let it do its thing.do you guys know anything about the data transfer from the old pc to the new mac?
I prefer using Parallels Desktop 5. It works great.i switched my work computer to a mac - but i still want to run windows simaltaneously. also, is it possible to take my old pc and retrieve all my files, and office programs?