VMWare Fusion 2.0 vs Parallels 4.0

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by emperoruriel, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. emperoruriel macrumors member

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    How much have the two programs changed? Is one now better than the other or is it still just a preference? Which one do you prefer now?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Same thing, with each release, they leapfrog each other in terms of features and capabilities. I'm using a trial of Parallels atm but will switch to Fusion. It's basically preference.
     
  3. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I bought the first version of Parallels, but am switching to Fusion. To me the killer feature is that I can just download the vmware player and run my same VMs on a Windows PC that is more powerful than my MBP.
     
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

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    I prefer Fusion as I'm a vmware admin and it feels natural to me. Portability factor also counts as i can use vms that i create in Fusion to run on windows workstation, linux and ESX servers. I'm biased towards VMware and never used Parallels.

    So far version 2 of fusion has been very stable. I frequently run 4-5 VMs pretty much every day to keep my skills upto date on other vmware products. i'm not allowed to do so at work since those are production systems.

    So far I have been able to install and successfully run all vmware products inside Fusion without any issues. Only issue i run into is low RAM count as my VMs consume around 7GB out of 10GB that I have on my Mac Pro
     

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