VMWare Fusion 3 VS Fusion 4

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnesocko, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. johnesocko macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2010
    I have a Mac Pro on Lion and wanted to see if anyone else has seen a big performance increase in VMWare Fusion 4 over Fusion 3?

    I just want to see if its worth the upgrade or not?
  2. ooninay macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    I downloaded the trial and found no discernible difference in performance between the two. Mind you, I don't play games in my virtual machines or do anything too intensive... mostly I use it for Outlook. So I'll be sticking with v. 3
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm running office apps and quickbooks so for me, I see no difference as well.
  4. Yata-Hey macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2009
    Tried the demo-download

    I tried the demo and found Fusion 4 to be a little more refined than 3, but I noticed no appreciable difference in speed. However, I notice a tremendous difference when I downloaded and used Parallels 7. Loading a Windows 2007 Virtual Machine and OneNote program took 85 seconds in VMware and only 20 seconds in Parallels. I have officially switched to Parallels after 4 years of using VMware Fusion.
  5. johnesocko thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2010
    Thanks for the replies, I will stick with 3 and maybe try the trial.

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