Fusion vs. Parallels.

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  1. Tvan

    Tvan New Member

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    When it comes down to it, I will need to buy a license for one of these problems. For those of you that have tried Fusion already and have also used Parallels, please enlighten me as to what the notable differences are and which you would recommend.

    All I really need it to be able to do at the present is run AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop.
     
  2. Casino

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    I tried them both and Parallels ran better for me. I have a Macbook 2.16ghz, 120gb hdd, 2gb ram
     
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    I've run Solidworks through both of them; Parallels seemed to handle the 3d acceleration a little better, but both were pretty similar in performance and stability.
     
  4. dbman96

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    I do think parallels integrates into your operating environment a bit easier; having a suspended windows session and an icon in your dock for Autocad, all you do is click on the icon and it will open parallels, resume your XP session, and run Autocad for you. Fusion doesn't SEEM to be quite as slick that way. Also I've had occasional problems sleeping my MBP with Fusion running; Parallels has never hiccuped when I do that.
     
  5. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    Fusion FTW, better support for non-windows OSes and VMware has a lot more virtualization knowledge under its belt than Parallels. Besides, VMware isn't in the habit of releasing beta-quality software as official releases -- a lot of people got burned by this on a recent Parallels release.

    Either way, Parallels lost my vote when they kept promising linux tools and dropped the ball every time... they don't really deserve my money if they're not going to meet their own claims.
     
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    I've run both for >6 months and Fusion runs better for me.
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    vmware4life


    I run vmware servers. good stuff.
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Another vote for Fusion here.

    I have been running Parallels for months and tried out Fusion RC1 up until last week. For me, Fusion starts and shuts down much faster, which is a plus for me since I rarely use it and when I do use it, I need it to start up quickly.
     
  9. datboiwilly

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    Another vote for Fusion.
     

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