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chakkaradeep

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#19989 9-Mar-2008 01:06
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If anyone has tried all the three for Virtualisation, which one would you suggest? (Yea I know Fusion and Parallels are not free)




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  #115497 9-Mar-2008 01:51
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VMWare Fusion apparently is much better than Parallel.




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  #115501 9-Mar-2008 02:53
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http://www.virtualbox.org/ is nice and easy to use.  VMWare is nice and performs well from all reports.  Fusion is real winner, if your on a mac.
I use virtualbox as it's free and easy to use gui.

 
 
 
 


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  #117111 17-Mar-2008 11:43
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Finally after trying out all the three I am choosing Parallels. I found it really responsive and fast. VirtualBox is out of my list as it didnt offer good Seamless View ( Coherence as in parallels or Unity as in Fusion ) and its still in Beta if you do want Seamless to work.




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Desktop : Intel Quad Core Q9400 2.66GHz - 8GB RAM - 500 GB + 500 GB HDD - NVidia GeForce 9800GT - LG246WH Flatron Display - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V
Virtual Machine : Powered by Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation
Laptop: HP dv7-3004TX Entertainment Notebook PC | HP Touchsmart tx2 1119au - Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Mac: iMac 21.5" Snow Leopard
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  #117157 17-Mar-2008 15:51
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Nice I hear parallels is really nice on the mac amd looking forward to seeing a blog on ya setup.

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  #117358 18-Mar-2008 18:35

Chaks you might want to reconsider using Parallels. VMWare fusion is known to perform better than Parallels. They have hardware accelerated graphics support for windows xp sp2 machines and they also alow you to use USB devices with the VMs. Something most other products don't do. It also allows you to use the onboard Boot Camp Partition as well if need be. Not to forget the fact that the same VM can be then used in VMWare Server, Player or Workstation.

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  #117499 19-Mar-2008 12:21
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m3mberman: Chaks you might want to reconsider using Parallels. VMWare fusion is known to perform better than Parallels. They have hardware accelerated graphics support for windows xp sp2 machines and they also alow you to use USB devices with the VMs. Something most other products don't do. It also allows you to use the onboard Boot Camp Partition as well if need be. Not to forget the fact that the same VM can be then used in VMWare Server, Player or Workstation.

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It is fast even if I open 2 VS 2008 which is what I am looking for. And moreover I am not a Virtual Machine guy using virtual prodcuts all the time nor use VMWare products. So, I think Parallels is the way to go for me. I am quite happy with what Parallels offers me!





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