“If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of running Windows on your Mac, you’ve probably asked yourself which is the right virtualization software for you: Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMware Fusion,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac. “Both have their vigorous defenders, but which one gives the best performance?”
“The guys over at MacTech have put together an incredibly throrough series of benchmarking tests, comprised of over three thousand tests,” Brownlee reports. “The result? A 9,200 word piece they are calling a treatise that — at least in my view — conclusively crowns Parallels as the king of virtualization software.”
Brownlee reports, “Like I said, it’s incredibly thorough, and while MacTech insists it isn’t a ‘product review,’ the benchmarks certainly make a compelling case that Parallels is the better product for most users. It’s also, unfortunately, the more expensive product, costing $79.99 compared to VMware Fusion’s $49.99 sticker price.”
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MacDailyNews Take: You get what you pay for, it would seem.
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