I run VMware 2.0.5 on my MacBook. I used Parallels for the first two
versions, then switched to VMware . I've never used VirtualBox as I've
never seen a reason to leave the VMware product. Works extremely well, I
feel, and is simple to setup and use. The only change I'd like to see them
make is an easy GUI for doing customized networking setups on the host,
rather then the script you have to run now.
Outside of that, it's easy for me to take an ESX VM and run it in Fusion, or
go the other way if I need to. I haven't had any issues running Linux or
Windows variants with it.
On 9/30/09 9:48 AM, "Patrick Bills" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There was a question about virtualization earlier this year, but I'd
> like to ask again. This time specifically for running Windows on Mac
> (10.6). Which virtualization app do you and your end users use for
> running Windows on Mac: Parallels, VMare, or Virtual Box?
> I currently use Virtual Box for myself and really like it. I've
> never had any real trouble, other than initial setup of the network
> components. (after I installed more RAM). Once you learn it, it's
> a piece of cake. My concern is that it may not be slick enough/
> obvious enough for end users. I haven't used Parallels since v3 on
> 10.4, and had several problems. So I don't know the real advantages
> of the others.
> Would you share your experience with Windows virtualization on Mac
> hosts? Performance issues? Has anyone moved VM instances between
> VMWare and VirtualBox? Thanks very much!
> Patrick Bills
> Michigan State University
> Department of Zoology
> 517 353 8649
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