VMware Fusion vs Parallels Desktop : Which is Better?

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VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is a software hypervisor developed by VMware for Macintosh computers. VMware Fusion allows Intel-based Macs to run operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris on virtual machines, along with their Mac OS X operating system using a combination of paravirtualization, hardware virtualization and dynamic recompilation. Developed by VMware

License: Commercial

Categories: Network & Admin

Apps available for Mac OS X

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Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop for Mac, by Parallels, is software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. Developed by Parallels IP Holdings GmbH

License: Commercial

Apps available for Mac OS X

VMware Fusion VS Parallels Desktop Feature comparision

Feature VMware Fusion Parallels Desktop
Operating system
Run Windows software
Virtualization
Open VMDK files
Multiple languages
Zalando integration
Linux
Compatibility layers
Emulation
Portable
Scriptable
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
FOSS
VNC Viewer
Live migration
GNU/linux-libre
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