Which one Better? Parallels or vmware fus? Also got new imac 27 with no yellow tinge

Discussion in 'iMac' started by neonkru, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. neonkru macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009
    hi! I was wondering which virtualization software is better? i've been using only pcs until now so i would like to hear some opinions on these apps. i'm not gaming in vm windows just some apps i need. i will be installing win xp in bootcamp so if i want to play i will just boot xp.

    i got new imac 27 base model core 2 duo, week 48, no yellow tinge at least for now. i have perfect whites and grey bars. i will come back later and report if some issues appear like screenflicker.

    EDIT: which driver or software should i use to read ntfs external usb hardrive? thank you
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    they are both about the same

    If you ask 100 people, 50 will say Fusion and 50 will say Parallels ±5 people

    Fusion is usually the cheapest when on sale.
  3. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    OK, where is the best place to buy either?

    Edit: Amazon has it for $57 and there is a $20 rebate in the box supposedly
  4. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Glendale, CA
    I think if you buy it from Amazon at that price, you're not eligible for the $20 rebate. Its ok though...I'd rather buy it at that price and skip the whole rebate process if you can since you get your savings instantly.

    Neonkru...I've got Parallels. Really haven't fully used it cause I'm waiting for Win7 to be supported by Bootcamp prior to the end of the year. I would do a complete virtualization via Parallels but wanted to keep the Win7 partition intact and boot directly when needed. So far what I've seen, its pretty nifty.
  5. dbmnk macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2009
    you can also use the absolutely free/gratis Virtual Box from Sun. Very stable and fast, and will suffice for most people.
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I used VirtualBox for a long while until some of my ISOs wouldn't load. Granted, these ISOs are very restricted, so I doubt many users would see the issues I did. I'd recommend VirtualBox to almost anyone.
  7. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    OP, why not download the available free trial versions of Parallels & Fusion, and see which SW works better for you.
  8. RealEvil macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2007
    The only advice I can offer is that in the Business World VMWare is much more common, so you may not need to convert VMs other people give to you. I am a MS developer and if you want to run 64Bit Windows in a VM everyone uses VMWare.

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