Both VMware Fusion 4 and Parallels Desktop 7 are unique virtualization software targeting a very specific market – Mac users who would like to run Windows inside Mac OS.
I’ve been following both sides of the camps on twitter and can tell that both are doing a good job and trying their best to win customers. Instead of telling how great their software is, they rely on users experiences/testimonials and do a retweet whenever they find a positive comment about their software.
A couple of good examples:
And The Winner Is?
My personal observation tells me that Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac users are happier and find the software worth their money. There were even VMware Fusion users jumping ship and joined the Parallels camp. Thus, based on these observations and comments from other online communities, I would say that Parallels Desktop 7 has a slight advantage over VMware Fusion.
*Tip: a quick way of deciding which software to choose/buy based on real user experience is to do a search on twitter and see what people are saying about the software. That way you will get a general idea of how satisfied people are with the software and especially how software providers are providing support / helping their users.
Whichever software you decide to use or buy, please take note that you can use this VMware Fusion 4 Discount Coupon Promo Code or Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Discount Coupon Promo Code to get a discount price. Both VMware and Parallels run different offers throughout the year and it’s not uncommon for them to slash prices up to 50% to get more software sales.