“A little more than a year ago, I reviewed VMware’s Fusion 1.0 and Parallels Desktop 3.0 to see how they stacked up. Since then, both products have undergone major revisions, so I thought I’d see how this horse race is coming along. Both Fusion, now in Version 2.0.1, and Parallels, in Version 4.0, allow you to run another OS — Windows, Linux, and others — on your Mac as a guest of OS X. They provide what’s called a hypervisor, which can host multiple guest OSes running at the same time,” Phillip J. Windley reports for InfoWorld.
“The most important thing about both of these products is what hasn’t changed: Pick either one, and you’ll get a solid performer that lets you run Windows or Linux on your Mac,” Windley reports. “Both systems offer easy Windows install, and both support even the most taxing Windows applications with aplomb. That said, there are differences between them, and depending on your exact needs, you might find one a better choice than the other.”
Windley reports, “Whether you’re brand-new to the Mac and want the security blanket of bringing your Windows desktop along or you’re a veteran Mac user who needs to run the occasional Windows program, both Parallels and Fusion will suit you well.”
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MacDailyNews Take: To be precise: “insecurity blanket.”