Yes. You can have both installed at the same time. I know there was a bug where VMWare Fusion 3 and Parallels 5 cannot be running at the same time though, not sure if that was fixed.After doing some research and reading peoples relies it seems that Vmware Fusion 3 is better liked. Im downloading the trial for it now, can I run Parallels trial with Fusion?
By your description, you didn't install the VMWare Tools. This will drastically increase performance in the virtual machine.Ive just tried out Windows Vista on Fusion.
It was so slow, the graphics was really bad, had black sides at the edges of the screen. I have seen in Parallels that the windows start icon and apps can be merged into the dock, can this be done with fusion as well?
You still need to download all updates and have an anti-virus. It would not affect the mac side, but the windows side will be affected. Furthermore, if you downloaded a virus on the mac, it can also infect the windows side.This is becoming a really hard decision, I definately want one of them.
They both seem to have the same sort of features avaliable, they both are around the same price.
I also have another question. Do I still have to download updates for windows, and can viruses still get in when using a vm and effect my mac?
As I can run windows from bootcamp, does this mean that when I make changes in VM mode it changes it in normal bootcamp mode when i have to re boot my mac?
I allocate 896MB, which is 1/2 of total memory available for the OS (-256MB for Video card). It runs great imo. Not as fast as Windows XP but its usable.Vista is a resource hog.
Are you guys allocating enough memory to the
virtual engine? Really, there should be 1-2GB
of memory allocated to Fusion or Parallels. If
you are not using enough memory it will be slow.
Besides, I am looking forward to results of VM
and PARALLELS running Windows 7 which should
work far better than Vista.