Virtualbox, VMware fusion or parallels on Mac?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by ZeroDay, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently switched from Windows to mac and I'm just looking for opinions on which on which VM software is best to run on Mac? On Windows and Linux I've always used virtualbox, occasionally VMware on Windows. However I've read of problems with virtualbox on Mac So I'm not sure of which one of these solutions to go for. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    Thanks for the reply oliverjia. I'll mainly be running Linux distros in VM's. I'll have 1 Windows 8.1 VM, I don't really want to use bootcamp as I still want immediate access to OS X whilst running another OS. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Glad I could be of some help.
    It appears VMWare Fusion is a close competitor for Parallels:

    http://lifehacker.com/5861391/the-best-virtualization-app-for-mac-os-x
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Virtual-Machines-in-Mac-OS-X-Compared.51108.0.html
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28133286-Virtual-Machine-on-MacBook-What-is-the-best-SW-for-this-



     
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    Thanks oliverjia I'll check out those links now. I am leaning toward VMware fusion at the moment.
     
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    OK, I've decided that for my needs Virtualbox is all I need. Thanks for the help.
     
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