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Parallels 5 vs. VMware Fusion


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Hey guys, I'm new to the mac world and was wondering which of these is better. I want to run xp on vm.
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It's mostly about personal preference. In my opinion, VMWare is more robust and stable, whereas Parallels is more feature-rich and updated more often.

Download the free trials and figure out which one you like best.

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I prefer VMware I feel its a little more stable, and depending on what your doing can work much better.... what are you looking to do?

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I prefer VMware I feel its a little more stable, and depending on what your doing can work much better.... what are you looking to do?
I want to run office and other programs that I have without having to switch between partitions or another pc. And don't want to re-buy office for mac.
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I want to run office and other programs that I have without having to switch between partitions or another pc. And don't want to re-buy office for mac.
then I would say check out the trials of each and see which one you like best,

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Thank you both for your advise. I'll give them a try!
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I'll throw my support behind VirtualBox. It's free and if you don't need (m)any of the fancy features available with Parallels/Fusion, it works just as well (especially with Windows).

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+1 for Virtual Box. I switched when Parallels 5 came out and I was unwilling to part with any more money to run Windows once every 2 weeks. VB has done everything I've asked of it, and you can't beat the price. Good luck!

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Just read up on Virtualbox and the picture of it running in seamless mode and it looked pretty good,but can you drag and drop between the host and client?
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