“Transitioning from a Windows PC to a Mac can be challenging, especially if you use applications or workflows that are dependent on Windows,” Peter Cohen writes for iMore.
“Sometimes equivalent software isn’t available — and even if it is, files aren’t fully compatible with those Mac versions — and sometimes employer IT departments are reluctant to support the Mac. If that’s the case for you, installing Windows on your Mac could be your best solution,” Cohen writes. “There are two prominent commercial packages to help you with that: VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop.”
“First of all, let me say that I think either Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion are excellent choices for virtualizing Windows. What’s more, both vendors make trial versions available for download, so I heartily encourage anyone interested in giving them a try to do so. You have nothing to lose,” Cohen writes. “Having said that, I’ve found that Parallels Desktop 10 works faster on my Mac (a 2013 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro) than VMWare Fusion 7 does. Boot times are less and 3D graphics run faster.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: From what we’ve seen (and we’ve seen quite a few) the majority of these virtualization comparisons give the edge to Parallels Desktop over VMWare.