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Posted by Daly de Gagne
Aug 31, 2009 at 04:38 AM

 

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/vmware-fusion/

Is anyone familiar with this program?

How well does it work?

Apparently it allows one to switch from a Mac to a PC program with no need to reboot.

If it works as well as indicated, it would sure be convenient.

Thanks.

Daly

 


Posted by David Dunham
Aug 31, 2009 at 05:14 AM

 

No personal experience (I’ve used Parallels for the same thing), but one of my developers does use and like it. I’m confident it works as advertised.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Aug 31, 2009 at 10:21 AM

 

One thing that I’ve wondered about Fusion and Parallels is do you also have to buy a copy of Windows? How does that work? Can you just use a copy that came with your latest PC?

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Franz Grieser
Aug 31, 2009 at 10:32 AM

 

Hi.

I use Parallels on my Mac Mini to run Windows XP and Vista. XP runs fine; Vista is a bit slow, and sometimes I get error messages stating that an application was not allowed to save temporary data to disk (but I never lost data).

Re:
“One thing that I?ve wondered about Fusion and Parallels is do you also have to buy a copy of Windows? How does that work? Can you just use a copy that came with your latest PC?”

I installed a copy of XP that I also have on my desktop PC. I was asked to enter the registration number - that was all.

Franz

 


Posted by Wes Perdue
Aug 31, 2009 at 07:20 PM

 

I use Fusion to run an XP VM on my 15-inch MacBook Pro.  I upgraded to 4 GB, and in general don’t see any performance issues.  It’s incredibly useful.  You do need to provide your own copy of XP.

However, I do try to avoid starting Fusion up, as its resource consumption is noticeable at times.  It is most noticeable when I’m on battery - my battery life is reduced by at least 33% when Windows is up within Fusion. This became more apparent when I upgraded my hard drive to a 7200 RPM model.

It is also noticeable when I’m running memory-intensive apps in MacOS, like Lightroom, Photoshop, or Illustrator.  I make sure to shut down Fusion before starting those apps.

 


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