The final piece of our annual OS X virtualization benchmark showdown, with exhaustive benchmarks comparing the performance of VMware Fusion 8, Parallels Desktop 11, VirtualBox 5, and Boot Camp.
It’s the season of virtualization software updates, and Parallels is first out of the gate this year with the release of Parallels Desktop 11. What’s new in this version and, more importantly, how does it perform compared to its predecessor? Read on for our initial review and benchmarks.
With the recent launch of Parallels 10 and Fusion 7, consumers are once again left wondering which virtualization platform to choose for their Mac. We take a comprehensive look at both, and compare how they perform to each other, and to the free VirtualBox, with benchmarks examining overall processing power, graphics performance, and real-world tests like battery life and video encoding. Read on for our full results.
Following the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 late last month, VMware today launched the latest version of its OS X virtualization software, VMware Fusion 7. New features advertised by VMware include full support for OS X Yosemite, both as a guest and host operating system, support for Windows 8.1, “near-native” performance, increased hardware support for up to 16 virtual CPUs, 8TB virtual disks, and 64GB of memory, better battery life, and enhanced support for Retina displays.
Parallels Desktop 10 continues the virtualization software’s annual release schedule, this time bringing even better integration with Windows virtual machines, improved power management, and full support for OS X Yosemite. But with modest performance improvements, is it worth the upgrade? Check out our review and benchmarks to find out.
OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 broke Parallels Desktop 9. While the company works on a fix, here’s a workaround to get you up and running with your virtual machines again.
Parallels has just launched the next version of its OS X virtualization software. Parallels Desktop 10 brings a number of performance enhancements and new features aimed at further bridging the gap between host and guest operating systems.
Parallels Desktop 9 is the latest version of the virtualization software that lets users run Windows inside OS X, but does it offer a noticeable performance improvement? We teamed up with The Mac Observer to run a series of benchmarks and find out for ourselves.
Parallels has just announced Parallels Desktop 9, the latest version of the company’s virtualization software that lets Mac users run Windows, Linux, and OS X virtual machines on their Macs. The new version focuses primarily on integrating OS X features such as Power Nap and Dictionary into Windows.