What works best (and fastest) in SL, Parallel or VMWare?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nph, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
  2. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I personally bought VMWare Fusion and haven't had any issues. You're going to get parties for both sides saying why theirs is better than the other. My recommendation, use the trials and find out which one you like better, or which one suits your needs the best. I put the links below for you. A third option is the free option and use Sun's VirtualBox.

    VMWare Fusion Trial:

    Parallels Trial:

  3. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
  4. peetah macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2009
    VMware Fusion works great in Snow Leopard. Can't say the same for the others because I don't use them.
  5. tripleacs macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    Ive been using Parallells over the last week in SL. Excellent integration, works really nicely.. Im using it with Windows XP, which I really need to just run a legacy financy package thats not supported on OSX.
  6. nivam macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    I prefer parallels with my SL macbook pro. I installed both XP SP2 and Windows 7. Try downloading the new parallels 5 beta, you will surprised. Its speedier, handles memory better and I havent noticed a single spinball when using it.... and it also supports the aero interface of Win7. Its very cool. :rolleyes:
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    They are practically the same for your needs. It's only when you need more than 4GB of RAM in your VMs that matter. And for that Parallels is slightly better.

    That said, get VMware since it's cheaper.

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