“VMware Fusion 8, the latest version of VMware’s OS X virtualization software, launched last week, shortly after the appearance of its primary rival, Parallels Desktop 11,” Jim Tanous reports for TekRevue.
Today “we’re focusing on the Fusion line, and we’re specifically interested to see how Fusion 8 compares to Fusion 7, released around the same time last year, and how both options compare to native performance via Boot Camp,” Tanous reports. “VMware Fusion 8 really impressed us this year, and we were surprised by both its new features and its relatively consistent performance gains over its predecessor.”
Tanous reports, “We can give you a teaser from our forthcoming VM Benchmark Showdown and report that Fusion 8 doesn’t win every performance battle with Parallels 11, but it comes in very strong this year, and is a no-brainer upgrade for Fusion 7 customers looking for support for the latest operating systems or significantly improved graphics performance and capabilities.”
Tons more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: For those stuck having to slum it with Windows on your Mac, what’s your poison: Parallels, Fusion, Boot Camp, VirtualBox, or something else?