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#1 .Neo

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:01

Optimized for Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and the Latest Macs to Deliver the Ultimate Windows on Mac Experience

VMware Fusion 5 has been revamped to take advantage of new technologies only available in Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and the latest Macs to deliver a Windows on Mac experience never seen before. Available at a price of $49.99, VMware Fusion 5 comes loaded with more than 70 new features including better performance, faster graphics and an enhanced UI geared for productivity.

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/features.html


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 15:01

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#3 SuperKid

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 15:11

This looks cool, is it better than Plesk Parallels Desktop or would you say VMware Fusion is better? Also can you store VM disks on another hard drive for OS's?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 15:13

Is this $50 better than Virtual Box?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 15:20

Is this $50 better than Virtual Box?


Two words, my friend: Hell Yes! It's a great investment imo.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 18:01

This looks cool, is it better than Plesk Parallels Desktop or would you say VMware Fusion is better? Also can you store VM disks on another hard drive for OS's?

VMware Fusion is a lot cleaner whereas Parallels apparently relies on hacking the system to get things done, which can cause major instabilities system-wide. I also helped quite a few people with their Parallels Guest PCs going corrupt for no apparent reason. And before the "I haven't experienced any issues"-crowd comes in: Good for you. You're lucky.

Parallels is $30 more expensive than VMware Fusion, $80 vs $50 respectively. For that $80 you get software that pushes ads. Crazy. Personally I've seen better performance with VMware Fusion and virtually no issues. I haven't come across any other people who needed assistance with VMware Fusion either. It just seems to work.

That said I don't really know if they really improved Parallels lately, but I've seen too many problems with their software in the past. Long store short: I don't trust them and I hate seeing ads in software I paid good money for.

PS VMware Fusion 5 now also supports OpenGL in Linux, which means you get the full desktop experience.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 18:11

VMware Fusion is a lot cleaner whereas Parallels apparently relies on hacking the system to get things done, which can cause major instabilities system-wide. I also helped quite a few people with their Parallels Guest PCs going corrupt for no apparent reason. And before the "I haven't experienced any issues"-crowd comes in: Good for you. You're lucky.

Parallels is $30 more expensive than VMware Fusion, $80 vs $50 respectively. For that $80 you get software that pushes ads. Crazy. Personally I've seen better performance with VMware Fusion and virtually no issues. I haven't come across any other people who needed assistance with VMware Fusion either. It just seems to work.

That said I don't really know if they really improved Parallels lately, but I've seen too many problems with their software in the past. Long store short: I don't trust them and I hate seeing ads in software I paid good money for.

PS VMware Fusion 5 now also supports OpenGL in Linux, which means you get the full desktop experience.


Have both and they, 7 and 4 respectively, seem about the same to me. Where VMware wins is that you can pull a VMWare backup off our backup server and fire it up in Fusion - great for a quick file recovery or testing installs before they go live. Worth every penny to me.

#8 SuperKid

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 20:08

Got VMware Fusion 5, going to be using it to test my C# applications in Windows with it so I no longer need boot up my windows machine. I must say it looks extremely to use and I like how I can place the VM images on another hard drive easily too! Looks like I am going to be taking this iMac up to 16GB memory soon.

#9 myxomatosis

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 20:34

Using it since it launched and I’m very pleased so far ;) It’s faster than VMware Fusion 4 and it supports my Retina MBP very well under Windows 7 (my boot camp gaming partition).

Some small visual bugs in 3D applications/games as you can see on my Diablo 3 screenshot, but it’s not a big deal ;)


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#10 Depicus

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 20:59

Just tried 5 and it doesn't exit full screen when you shut an OS down which I am sure 4 did and I know Parallels does.



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