VMware Fusion 5 vs Parallels Desktop
The Best Way to Run Windows on Your Mac. 1
VMware Fusion 5 has been engineered to give you the speed and the reliability you can only get from the world leader in virtualization. With over 70 new features and recently chosen as the best way to run Windows on a Mac by MacWorld, VMware Fusion is better than ever.
Get Unparalleled Performance
In terms of general benchmarks, VMware Fusion was faster (than Parallels Desktop 7) in 9 out of the 11 tests that were run. Perhaps most notably VMware Fusion was faster in the World Bench 6 score.- Macworld
Run Windows Programs Like They Were Made for Your Mac
Whether you would like to add your favorite Windows programs to Launchpad, experience them in Mission Control, view them in full screen or switch between them using Mac gestures, VMware Fusion 5 is designed to give you the most Mac-like experience possible when running Windows Programs.
Chances are you want your Windows apps to behave just like your Mac ones. And in that case it makes more sense to treat Windows the way Fusion does.- Macworld
Compare VMware Fusion 5 to Parallels Desktop
VMware Fusion 5 Professional vs Parallels Desktop Enterprise
Virtualization for Mac Made by the Virtualization Leader
Trusted by Mac professionals and millions of users worldwide, VMware Fusion 5 brings the stability and reliability that can only be delivered by the leader in virtualization. Used by 96% of the Fortune 1000 companies in the USA, VMware has won more than 280 awards for its virtualization-leading software including the industry-acclaimed Macworld Editor’s Choice award.
Compare VMware Fusion 5 Professional with Parallels Desktop Enterprise
1In a comparison with Parallels Desktop 7, VMware Fusion 4 was chosen by Macworld as the best way to run Windows on a Mac by Macworld. Highlights included its fast performance, including winning 9 out of 11 general performance tests, easier installation and general operation, more Mac-like behavior and better value for money. Read the full article here.
2VMware Fusion 4 beat Parallels Desktop 7 in 9 out of 11 general performance tests. Read full article here.
3Extract from a comparison with Parallels Desktop 7 in Infoworld: "Fusion significantly outperforms Parallels Desktop in all the other categories: 2D graphics (by 32.5 percent), 3D graphics (by 53.3 percent), memory (by 17.9 percent), and disk (by 7.7 percent)". Read the full article here.
4Based on comparison with Parallels Desktop features made on August 1st 2012.