Parallels vs Fusion - some Benchmarking

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Jon, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. CountZero

    CountZero Member

    Thanks Jon. Your instruction is pretty much the same as the ones I found on VMware forum. I just have to make the time to do it :)

    As for performance, my general impression (i.e. no hard benchmark figures) is that Fusion is just slightly slower but much more 'usable' than Parallels. Parallels is fast while working inside the VM but tends to beachball a second or two if I switch from the VM window to another OS X app. Whereas with Fusion there is no delay at all, ever. Of course, YMMV!

    Would I switch to Fusion when it is released? Yes, because I can see the active participation of VMware engineers on their forum verses the almost non-existant one here at Parallels.
  2. hoju

    hoju Member

    As I said before, I really don't want to hear about VMWare, etc. If I did, I would go to their site and forum(s).

    Then why do you keep reading and responding to this thread?

    Best way to not "hear" about VMware: don't click on the thread with "Fusion" in the title.
  3. dkp

    dkp Forum Maven

    He's always been more interested in controlling what others say than controlling what he reads. Ignore him. However - remember we are all guests here and that it is good manners to respect the host's generosity.
  4. unused_user_name

    unused_user_name Pro

    I want to chime in here on the no-benchmarking clause: I know why it is there.

    Researchers (like where I work) like to compare their free, open sourced, and usually **VERY** buggy research implementations to commercial products to show that they are faster/better/smaller.

    Companies dont like to look bad, so they force every to not benchmark because of course some research can come up with something faster... its just engineering.

    As for hearing about it... I like to hear about alternatives. Let's hear about all the new features that Fusion has here so that Perallels does not need to look very hard in order to copy them :)
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2007
  5. websyndicate

    websyndicate Hunter

    Im currently using Fusion and I like it loads faster and handles better when I'm in vb2005 express and it alot faster or should I snappier. I'm not looking for coherence or nothing like that or 3d support I just want something snappy and doesn't have a huge .mem file. Fusion so far is meeting my need. Parallels use to boot quickly but now 3188 so slow to boot when while it created that 1.5 gb .mem file at least.
    Whatever meets your needs I would go with not what other people think.

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