VMware Fusion 1.1.1 released

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  1. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    Installing now...


    Doesn't seem to work for me.
     
  3. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    How's the speed? VMWare seems to crawl using Win XP, whereas Parallels is blazing fast.
     
  4. webgoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i've never had speed issues running xp pro or vista 32 ultimate with fusion... were you allocating the same resources to the virtual machine with fusion and parallels?
     
  5. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    I hear the polar opposite from every single other user of both.
     
  6. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    My 1.1. works fine....i am scared 1.1.1 will break it.....i think i will wait a bit....
     
  7. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    I use fusion/xp for business use and I am a glutton every time when it comes to updates!
    I just install then deal with the consequences later (wrong I know)
    Anyway, it installed and has been running fine.
     
  8. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I agree with deputy_doofy. From my experience, Parallels feels much faster.

    Someone ran a bunch of tests that proved the same, but I don't have the link...
     
  9. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    I saw a piece that said Parallels was faster for XP, whilst Fusion was faster for Vista. I think that is about right in my experience.
     
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    Finally they fixed that.. really annoying
     
  12. tofupancake macrumors member

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    1.1.1 is working fine for me, but I see no change from 1.1 in how I use it. Fusion seems considerably faster than Parallels in my usage.
     
  13. hajime macrumors 68030

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    1.1.1 works fine for me as well. It seems to be a bit faster.
     
  14. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    I provide both "machines" the same amount of resources. However, Parallels flies, whereas VMFusion is sluggish.

    When in Coherence/Unity mode, VMFusion slows down even more. I wish I knew how people were getting crazy fast speeeds from it. However, Windows 98 runs MUCH faster in VMFusion for me.
     
  15. amgems macrumors newbie

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    but what about reliability and support?

    I have both. I only use one or the other. Swapped back to parallels based on the above reviews. Heading back as fast as I can to Fusion due to reliability and support issues.

    There will always be folks who care only for how fast it feels, and damn the reliability, and that is fine for them, but not for me.
     
  16. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Fusion is by far the better product for two reasons stability & support.As amgems
    states there will always be this need for speed,i say go ahead but stable software wins hand's down in my book
     
  17. komodomitsu macrumors newbie

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    I hope the update would help with sharing video files in my VoSx.
    They just wont paste.
     
  18. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I might be the only one, but Fusion always crashes on me after running continuously for several days. On the other hand, Parallels just keeps on running and running (and faster, too).
     
  19. katorga macrumors regular

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    Fusion

    Fusion 1.1 slowed XP down a LOT for me. I downgraded to the Vmware tools video driver from Fusion 1.0.

    1.1.1 seems to have really sped things up, and more importantly Vmware is using dramatically less CPU than 1.1, and way way less than Parallels.
     

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