Originally Posted by Logisticaldron
I have to agree with you here. I have used Parallels and Fusion and both have their pluses and minus. I’ll always like Parallels for being the first to market, coming out with some really cool options and really setting a fire under VMWare’s feet but Parallels just drop the ball on too many important things. Plus, I don’t like how they tend to treat their customers. This included when they have had plenty of time to get compatibility up to spec.
Those are the exact reasons I left Parallels in the dust shortly after purchasing it with my 2006 MBP C2D. The first thing I got hit with was that it wouldn't connect to a bridged network, which was critical for me in my day job work environment.
Their paid-for customer support consisted of one poor soul with a heavy Russian accent, grunting and mumbling through the basics for an hour, while I kept telling him "I've already completed that, please move on" over and over again.
After thirty minutes or so, I had the entire office listening in while my speaker phone was muted, roaring with laughter. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't very funny.
The very next day, I installed VMware Fusion's beta. It was still more stable than Parallels, and I haven't looked back.
BTW, it runs one heck of a lot faster in Snow Leopard!