What is the difference between VMware Fusion and Crossover

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ed4132, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Ed4132 macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2009

    I am a little confuse about what to bye to make Windows Office 2007 work on my Computer, I don't want to install Windows but I want to work with Office please Help

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Crossover makes OSX appear like Windows to Windows programs. Fusion makes OSX look like PC hardware and thus you can install Windows (and thus run Windows programs). VMware has much higher compatability, obviously, but you need a copy of Windows.
  3. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    If you only need windows to run office I think it would be easier to get a copy of Microsoft office for mac. That way you don't have to boot up windows all the time, you don't waste hard drive space for windows, and its a much more seamless solution.

    Even if you download it...
  4. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2005
    Thanks, I was wondering the same thing. How well does Crossover make windows office programs look and behave exactly like microsoft office programs? I ask because I know Microsoft Office for Mac has slight variations from the original.

    Or is it just better overall to run Windows on your Mac and get the office programs.

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