VMWare Fusion vs Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by navier-stokes, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. navier-stokes macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
    I'm buying a new mac soon and need to know the differences between these two... which works better and what specific problems does each of thing give?

    I've had a bit of experience running windows from linux with vmware and for the majority it was very smooth, some issues with displaying the correct resolution when going full screen though.

    Which would people recommend?

  2. saMac macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008

    i use vmware. i like it - very flexible... i can run a virtual linux cluster for testing distributed processing applications.

    haven't used parallels.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    If you use VMware on Linux stick with VMware on the Mac. One neat thing is that the VMs' you make on the Linux system will "play" on the Mac under Fusion. VMware, unlike Parallels runs on Macs, Linux and Windows. But VMware's installation and user interface is much more polished on the Mac then on Linux and it DOES get the screen resolution correct.
  4. ajpl macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
  5. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

    Mr. Zarniwoop

    Jun 9, 2005
    I believe the only thing that's not correct is the single vs. multiple snapshots added to VMware Fusion 2.0. See anything else worth updating?
  6. Banacek macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    My vote goes to Fusion. Parallels VMs seem to have issues when you pause them frequently.

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