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View Poll Results: What's the best virtualization program for the Mac? Parallels of VMware Fusion?
Parallels 9 33.33%
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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM   #11
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six of one, half dozen of the other. I voted vmware fusion because i use it and have personally used vmware virtualization solutions for about a decade before macs went intel. That said, i predominantly install and configure parallels these days, as that's the "stock" product, and i find it's equally as robust and feature rich... I like the folder sharing implementation in parallels.

What's interesting, albeit a little more raw, is the free open source virtualbox.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 12:55 PM   #12
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I started with Parallels, but found that they provide poor online support of their product and switched to Fusion. Fusion provides better support of Linux virtual machines, with drag and drop copying - Parallels only does this for Windows vms. Fusion allows you to legally install it on any Mac you own; a real saving over Parallels. VirtualBox is a good application as well; I occasionally use it along with Fusion. It lacks some tools that the others have, but this may be changing with the version 4.2 now in beta.
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #13
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 07:54 AM   #15
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I use both vmware and parallels but prefer parallels myself. But with Apples penchants for yearly updated OS versions and the following paid updates from vmware and parallels, I think I'll switch to virtualbox or bootcamp moving forward.
+1 virtualbox is a great alternative, and the constant yearly full price upgrade is a gouging IMHO
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #16
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I use and I'm happy with VMWare fusion.
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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I was using VirtualBox for a while because I found the CLI to be more easily scriptable, but I was experiencing problems with full machine hangs (not panics, but hangs). I went back to VMware Fusion, which offers better performance and doesn't have the hanging problem I was seeing. Maybe the problem was fixed now, but the version that was current a year ago did not work well for me.

I work on Linux-based node provisioning/management software and need a reliable solution that's also scriptable. I ended up having to write a suite of scripts for VMware Fusion to do what was easily done with VirtualBox's CLI.
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