parallels and vmfusion v. windows 7

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  1. REDandBLACKpack

    REDandBLACKpack Active Member

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    I am considering running windows 7 on my mbp just to have in case I ever need it.

    I have never used parallels or vmfusion though. Which program would be better for running windows 7? Do either slow down your computer more than the other.

    I have a copy of 64 bit windows 7 if that matters. MBP is the older one (santa rosa) and I have 2 GB ram
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    Fusion has been better than Parallels since version 2.0
     
  3. REDandBLACKpack

    REDandBLACKpack Active Member

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    are they the same program as in you boot into one or the other. I thought I had read on here how people were using spaces to switch between windows and osx but had some problems with viewing video or images
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    This is the way I set it up on XP and the way ill set it up for 7 tonight.

    Install windows 7 via boot camp

    then install vmware

    use vmware for your bootcamp partition.

    you can run them side by side now or you can boot directly into the partition for full use of system resources.

    then you set spaces, generally i use none but with windows installed ill have an additional space running vmware in fullscreen mode.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    on my work computer I have a dual screen setup...
    when I run windows, I left OSX have my left screen and Windows my right screen...

    on my single screen setup, I run in coherence/unity mode where you don't see windows at all, it just "runs in the background" but I can use PC apps...

    I've never had problems with video or images... :dunno:

    but yes, both programs do the same thing... I have parallels on one of my systems and fusion on another, i prefer fusion
     
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    From my experience, fusion is definitely better
     
  7. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    :madfawk:

    apparently there is some fucking nonsense video driver conflict so i can't bootcamp win7 on my new 27" because the fucking screen goes blank

    edit: working :wiggle:

    umity mode in fusion 3 is fucking rad too
     
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    im running fusions, no issues on my end.
     
  9. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    virtualbox = free >
     

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