VMWare Fusion Beta 3 out

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by wingdo, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. slboettcher

    slboettcher Junior Member


    I am able to use a Nortel VPN connection on the Mac side and use it in Windows in Fusion.
    That alone is a killer element for me. One connection, both sides using the tunnel without any screwing around.

    I've had a couple odd freezes with shared folders, and performance isn't up to Parallels, but this is going to give me an option, and I hope the Parallels guys can step up here.

    Haven't tried anything 3D yet, but will just for kicks.

    I think networking is very important, and ease-of-use more so. :eek:
  2. clbell

    clbell Bit poster

    I installed it and used it with my Boot Camp partition of XP. I like it so far. It's faster and uses less memory. However, I can't use VirtueDesktop with it so it's a no-go unless they add some kind of way to pass key combinations to OSX so virtue can do its switching.
  3. dkp

    dkp Forum Maven

    I use and prefer Desktop Manager over VirtueDesktop, and it works fine with Parallels and Fusion. The universal version is here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12682
  4. dhjdhj

    dhjdhj Hunter

    While I understand all the arguments for why a Windows user might want/need access to Linux, why is this the case for Mac users? After all, you've got a rock solid BSD Unix underneath already (complete with X11 server) and as far as I know, pretty much anything available for Linux boxes can be made to work under BSD?

  5. VTMac

    VTMac Pro

    In my case, it's because the software product I develop runs on linux. So while I do most of my development on OSX, ultimately it is deployed on Linux and this is where I must test/validate. Also some really important applications -- like Oracle -- don't have (or have very limited) versions that run on OSX. While I would advocate running Oracle in production on any VM, it's great for doing demo's, testing, development and such.
  6. dkp

    dkp Forum Maven

    The company I work for is ripping out Sun and Windows servers and replacing them (where possible) with IBM blade servers running Linux. I need to support Linux - that simple. And I hate Linux. I also need to support Apple XServers, and for a while at least, Solaris.
  7. austin

    austin Member

    Many of the programs people are needing Parallels or VMWare for are dependent on user input (which can be slow or fast depending on the user), or do not care about 3D acceleration.

    The programs that need true 3D acceleration - one would be better off with Boot Camp, or even a $$00 PC.
  8. nicka

    nicka Member

    Boot Camp Partition and Vista?

    Okay, since Fusion Beta 3 now allows using boot camp partition like parallels, can anyone with Vista installed on Boot Camp confirm if Fusion works with it, or is that feature limited to XP like parallels?

  9. pducharme

    pducharme Bit poster

    Bootcamp Vista Partition Support under Fusion B3


    I tried my Vista Bootcamp partition (with latest Bootcamp 1.2) in Fusion and It work.

    Didnt installed VM tools, but can confirm it is booting to the desktop.
  10. DJ-GROBE

    DJ-GROBE Member

    I test, and my aplication MonoToucLive, (ww.monotouchlive.com) just not work.
    Under parallels work perfect.

    I see vmware make lower usage of cpu comapred with paralleles,.........anyway, i detect slow, work of all winfdows, Vmware need a lot of work , and i think if paralleles focuse more, in the functionalitly and no in things like COHERENCE, vmware never can reach the quality of paralleles.
  11. websyndicate

    websyndicate Hunter

    VMware has just begun in the game as for parallels has been around for a while yea they could do better if they could not worry about COHERENCE so much it would be great. More performacnce less eye candy
  12. palter

    palter Hunter

    Which kernel version is Ubuntu?

    I'm having no luck getting VMWare Tools for Linux working on Fedora Core with a 2.6.20 kernel.
  13. Piggy

    Piggy Bit poster

    Would you mind providing the link? I can't seem to find it on their community forum page. Also any info about being able to run or convert Parallels VMs to use in Fusion as I'd like to try it out. Thanks.
  14. drval

    drval Pro

    For some of us Coherence is not "eye candy" but it is essential functionality.

    How would you feel if some of us called your favorite functions/abilities something like "function candy"?
  15. solgae

    solgae Bit poster

    The thing that VMware wins over Parallels for me is that DAEMON Tools works great under VMware. Parallels throws an SCSI error. Also, host power status can be brought over to guest OS, so if you're running on battery power, the guest OS will be on battery power profile as well, saving you some precious battery time. And it might just be me, but VMware seems to have better USB 2.0 support. Experimental 3D support is also a plus - not the best, but it's there if you need it.

    Parallels wins on Coherence support, though I'm willing to live without it. Also, I don't know about you, but Parallels just feels a tiny bit more snappier. This is when I compare VMware w/o the debug mode and Parallels.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2007
  16. n9yty

    n9yty Member

    This is because Fusion is able to provide this great performance (for me it is quite acceptable!) WITHOUT having to stall at startup while creating a HUGE .mem file on your hard drive. On my machine, with 2GB of RAM, Paralells insists on creating a 1.5GB .mem file when I start it up. A horrible waste of time and disk space just to get the VM running, and Fusion doesn't require it. Let the people rejoice! :)
  17. n9yty

    n9yty Member

    It's a pain, but if you go up to the menu bar so it drops down, then click on it, you can then switch away using VirtueDesktops. Just FYI.
  18. tim-e

    tim-e Junior Member

    I use Coherence functionality almost daily. There's nothing more annoying than having all of Windows XP up on my desktop just to use SANtricity.
  19. websyndicate

    websyndicate Hunter

    my favorite function is full screen :D
  20. websyndicate

    websyndicate Hunter

    I have switched to vmware for now I still have my back up from my parallels images as always but as for the final switch we will see at the end who know. I havent decided yet....as for everybody who wants more linux functionality what is it that you want?

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