Tests Revealed Parallels 7 Is The Virtualization Performance Winner On The Mac
These days there are three main players at Linux/Windows Virtualization on Macs. One of them is a basic emulator VirtualBox that was acquired by Oracle as a part of Sun in 2009. Oracle isn’t very interested in development of free Open Source projects so it is unlikely that it will become much better in the near future.
Remaining two players are VMWare Fusion and Parallels. Recently both company pushed updates to their programs and both now enable virtualization of another instance of Mac OS (very useful for developers who test their apps on older versions or users who run applications requiring Rosetta for example).
The install base of VMware Fusion is obviously larger in the enterprise segment as the company has longer history of emulation on PC. However with test results showing better performance of Parallels, some businesses may begin to lean toward Parallels.
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