VM Ware vs. Parralells. Which is best??

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  1. macmaniac01 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just wondering, which is better out of VMware and Parralells for running Windows??

    AH.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    I run Vista 64 bit and Parallels won't do that. I really like VMware's user interface (though I've never tried Parallel's).
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Both have their pros and cons.

    Give both a try, for free, to see which is best for you.

    I have both and use on different computers. Overall, I prefer Parallels, but VMWare is good too.
     
  4. Trip.Tucker Guest

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  5. tweaks macrumors regular

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    another vote for fusion. parallels was just too slow for me.
     
  6. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    i prefer VMWare Fusion.

    Right now I am running the new Beta with XP Pro SP3 and Love every second of my Windows expiarace :eek:
     
  7. iTronz macrumors member

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    I prefer VMware, its easier to use and I found that running XP was faster in VMware than paralells. Plus version 2 of fusion has a lot of new features which are very nice, such as dual screen support.
     
  8. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    Vmware fusion it is as close to boot camp as it is going to get
     
  9. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

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    Parallels's way better. I virtualize my Boot Camp and got simply the best settings possible
     
  10. Stevamundo macrumors 6502

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    I have both too. Personally I like VMware much better. I think that it's way less buggy than Parallels.

    However as somebody already suggested, why don't you download both products and their two week free trial period and personally see which product that YOU like the most.
     
  11. r.lavington macrumors newbie

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    not tried parralells but have VMWARE and am happy with it.
    Might try something else at a later date
     
  12. Scippy macrumors regular

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    Another vote for Fusion.
    I tried Parallels first at it too buggy for me.
     
  13. filmweaver macrumors regular

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    Another vote for VMWARE, never tried Parallels, read all the blogs first then never needed to switch, even runs my CAD software.
     

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