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

    Feb 27, 2008
    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


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    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

    Apr 19, 2004
    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

    Oct 1, 2007
    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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