vmware fusion performance in Yosemite vs Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by crazzapple, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. crazzapple Guest

    Oct 19, 2014
    This is probably a bit of a longshot, but I'm wondering if anyone has compared vmware fusion (windows xp, 7 or 8.1) in Snow Leopard to Yosemite on older hardware (core2duo, 8GB ram, ssd).

    I was planning on getting a new mini, but have decided to pass since it's crippled and non-upgradable. Going to keep running my 2008 macbook as long as possible. VM performance isn't the best and I'm wondering if it would get a boost by moving to a newer version of vmware fusion/Yosemite/Mavericks.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Chances are the newer versions of Fusion won't run much better, if at all on the older MBP. The performance hit you're seeing is all due to the older hardware you're running.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think you'll be much better off with the "crippled" Mac Mini over your 2008 Mac mini. The newer versions will push your machine harder then what you're running now.
  4. crazzapple thread starter Guest

    Oct 19, 2014

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