VMware fusion 5 regular or pro edition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cdubb80, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. cdubb80 macrumors member

    May 15, 2011
    I am considering using VMware fusion to use windows vista (short rant - it is stupid that to access a hospital VPN to look at X-rays from home you need one of windows 98/XP/Vista still in this day and age)

    Anyway I had parallels 6 in past (which no longer works since I'm on ML) - I can upgrade to VM fusion regular and pro edition for same price (parallels user switch discount).

    For personal office use does it make a difference which version I get? Will the pro edition use up more resources?
  2. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    I run the pro edition, and since I've not used the 'regular' version I can't do a comparison.

    Perhaps consider a free alternative in VirtualBox? While I've not used VirtualBox on my Mac, I have used it on Windows in the past. For basic windows functionality it's more than sufficient.

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