Running VMs on mac

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  1. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

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    What are the best virtualization apps in osx?

    I mainly use a VM for linux (any distro) and windows server 2008 and 2003
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    I use Parallels 6 and it's been excellent so far. The only OSs I've tried on it are Ubuntu 9.x, 10.x, 11.x; Windows XP and 7; and all of them ran great. Make sure you have RAM to spare though :)
    There's also VMware Fusion but I haven't used it all that much, so I can't comment on that.

    P.S.
    I've also tried VirtualBox but didn't find it to be super stable.
     
  3. Mr MM thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

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    Im getting 8gb so ram is not an issue (I found that 4gb is not enough)

    I use mainly vmware on windows, so it appears that parallels is the thing, will try it for sure

    thanks!
     
  4. willieva macrumors 6502

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    Many people use fusion, many people use parallels. They both offer free trials, so decide for yourself.
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    If you hold out for the next version of VMware Fusion you won't be disappointed. Apply to beta test it on VMware's site if you want to try it yourself.
     
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  7. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I am using VirtualBox with no issues. I decided to try it before buying Fusion, but I have not given up on it yet . . . Been using it since January. I don't run a VM every day. Maybe once or twice a week.
     
  8. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Parallels 6 user here. Great program; haven't used the others but it's great you are getting more ram.
     
  9. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular

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    Virtual Box. It's free and works fine for my needs.
     
  10. Mr MM thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the reply everyone, I have saw that there are basically 3 options, vmware, parallels and virtual box. I will try each one, I do development for a living, so I run VMs all day
     

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