VMWare Fusion 3 VS Fusion 4

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

  1. johnesocko macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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