VM Ware vs Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by laserbeam273, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    I've had a look through discussions and the websites, and I'm still unsure. I want to run a virtual machine for Windows 7 and Windows XP (gaming, office, misc programs), and also for Ubuntu (calculation programs). If possible, I'd like them on both my machines without having to pay full price for both. Which would you guys recommend out of WM Ware and Parallels?
     
  2. seniorgeek macrumors member

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    I downloaded VM Ware on their 30 day trial and really liked it, I had tried Virtual Box and I think VM Ware is better, I purchased it for $49.00, a special they are running now, I don't think you can go wrong with it. I installed an oem Vista I had and it runs great.
     
  3. laserbeam273 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah going to get VMWare. The thing that sold me was that I'm allowed to install it on all my machines with one license. It's cheaper also, so easy choice. If only I could install XP and W7 on all my machines with one license!
     
  4. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan on doing gaming on the VM, then I suggest you try parallels 7.
     

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