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VMWare's Windows-on-Mac application, Fusion, will go on sale in August, the virtualisation technology specialist announced today. Order it now and you'll get the software at half price, the company said. VMWare announced Fusion in August 2006, though a pre-release test version has been available to Mac users for seven months …

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Not an advert but...

Fusion is way ahead of Parallels in terms of playing nicely with OS X. I've been using the beta and it's very flexible and will run Windows, Linux or Solaris x86 out of the box. Parallels is very resource hungry in comparison too.

Don't be in a hurry to buy it though; as usual the company haven't updated their website yet.

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high hopes

Man, I hope this works better than parallels does. I 'upgraded' my version 2.5 parallels to the New All Singing Dancing 3.0 and not only did it break my old Vm's but even fresh crispy VM's get all sorts of memory exception errors.

Horrible.

We use VMWare a lot onsite - despite the money I've thrown at parallels, I will be going the VMWare route.

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With features like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIApJMzGzDQ

UNITY! NOW THAT ROCKS!

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Erm...

Where exactly is the more info? The VMware site has no mention of this info (good though it is).

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Uh...

Parallels 3.0 does not support DirectX 9. It only supports 8.1, and about even with VMWare Fusion's support of it. I've had some stuff work better in P3 and some stuff work better in Fusion, so it seems like P3 doesn't have any notable advantage here.

Personally, I'm more inclined toward Fusion, as Parallels 3.0 was a marketing disaster. They conned a bunch of people into expecting good 3D support and paying $40 to pre-order, and didn't release the actual information (DX8.1, OGL2, DX games barely work or don't work at all in most cases) until it was too late to pre-order. VMWare hasn't promised anything, to my knowledge, that it hasn't delivered, and if this pricing is true, people will really have to think about which one they want to buy.

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