VMware Fusion 6 vs. Parallels Desktop 9

by admin on September 4, 2013

Official Feature Lists: VMware Fusion 6 vs. Parallels Desktop 9 -

Seems there is practically no comparison as VMware Fusion 6 has very little actual innovation and amusingly generic articulation of feature improvements.

Top VMware Fusion 6 Features

  • Optimized for the latest Macs
  • Designed for OS X Mavericks and ready for Windows 8.1
  • Create the most powerful virtual machines with up to 16 virtual cores, 8TB disks and up to 64GB of memory
  • Even faster performance
  • Retina display optimization
  • Easy to use design
  • Enhanced control over your Mac’s resources

Top Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Features

  • Support for cloud services: Sync iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive etc., with your Mac and your Windows virtual machine without unnecessary duplication of files locally
  • Enhanced Windows 8 and 8.1 support: Parallels Desktop brings back the real Start menu and lets customers use Metro apps in a window instead of full screen
  • Security Center: Easily access and install complimentary security software subscriptions to keep the Mac and Windows virtual machines safe from viruses and malware, all from one location
  • Enhanced new Virtual Machine Wizard: It is easier than ever to set up a new virtual machine, especially on computers that don’t have DVD drives
  • Power Nap support: On a Retina MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air, the Power Nap feature now extends to Windows and Windows apps, so virtual machines and all Windows applications are always up-to-date
  • Mac gestures inside Windows apps: Parallels Desktop now includes the addition of the Dictionary lookup gesture in Windows applications
  • Thunderbolt and Firewire storage device support: For convenience of everyday use, customers can connect those devices directly to a Windows virtual machine
  • PDF printer for Windows: Lets people print from any Windows application to a PDF on the Mac desktop, even if the application doesn’t have that functionality
  • Sticky multi-monitor setup: When using Windows in Full Screen mode and connecting to an external monitor, Parallels Desktop will remember settings and put the Windows virtual machine back in full screen mode on the remote monitor
  • Custom keyboard: Editable keyboard shortcuts help customize the Windows experience
  • Linux guest integration: Parallels Desktop customers who use Linux now have additional and enhanced integration with the Mac OS

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Michele Rawls September 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

I would like to upgrade my Fusion software. I am running MAC OSX, 10.7.5 and when I upgrade I would like to expand my pc side can someone help me and how much is the upgrade


admin September 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

VMware charges $49.99 for their upgrade to Fusion 7.

Here is the Fusion 7 upgrade.


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