Parallels vs. VMware's Fusion

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Thoughts anyone.



It looks like Fusion has better features. But Fusion's help support doesn't look so good.



I just tried to contact VMware to ask a question about Fusion. Get this; VMware has free phone support for some of their products but not for Fussion. For Fussion they have only have email support from costs $24.99. That's right; you have to pay for email support for Fussion while some of their other products have free phone support. What the heck???

http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/support.html



Does anyone think that Parallels offers better features than Fussion? If so, how are they better. All the reviews I read seem to indicate that Fusion is better. It's hard to for me to get over, having to pay 24.99 to email if I have a question using it.



http://www.macnn.com/reviews/vmware-fusion.html

http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/vmware.html



Thoughts anyone.

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    I use Parallels on a 24" iMac and have not had any problems with it. The updates that come seem to upgrade without issues when I have called them it has not been a problem and the documentation with the product is good.



    I have also seen the same reviews for VMware where they say it is better. But I have also seen that many people have needed help getting it setup right also. Parallels is painless to setup.



    I used to use Windows for everything but after moving to the iMac I almost never use Windows anymore. But because on my Job I have to be able to run it for work and I have found that Parallels meets this need very well.



    I hope that helps.
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