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    Parallels
    Is there a freeware version of this?

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    Not unless you get someone else to pay for it for you.

    I recommend VirtualBox (as bobtomay has). I use it myself and it does a great job. Worst case: you uninstall it because it doesn't meet your needs. You won't have lost anything though.
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    what are the big differences between the two?

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    I didn't know about VirtualBox when I got my iMac, so I checked out the reviews for both Parallels and VMFusion. On balance, VMFusion seemed to be better, so I bought that and have had no problems in using it and when I installed Snow Leopard there was no ill effect on the virtual machine (Windows XP) - everything just kept on working. In the past I've generally found that open source freeware generally needs a little more technical know-how than the commercial equivalent. Whether this is the case with VirtualBox, I couldn't say. I see that Fusion is as low as $29.99 in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKoop View Post
    what are the big differences between the two?
    VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox. Can't say it any better than they can.
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