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"Starting with version 12, it is now free on a Mac for personal use. Fusion Pro has a cost."

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Top Answer: The whole point of it is to run Windows VMs on a Mac. This is the most valuable feature. There is snapshotting, but we don't really use that. The Pro version allows me to actually attach to the… more »
Top Answer: Starting with version 12, it is now free on a Mac for personal use. Fusion Pro has a cost.
Top Answer: The way they handle snapshotting can be improved. One time, I moved a machine from one to another, and I tried to pull it up on the second machine, but it didn't work. This was because I had not… more »
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Parallels Desktop Business Edition brings Windows and Windows applications to employees on Mac and enables integration of Mac computers into any work environment from education to financial services, technology, consulting, or medical. Optimized for Windows 10 and 7, macOS High Sierra, and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It can help employees to run business-critical applications without compromise: Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Quicken and QuickBooks for Windows, Access, Project, Autodesk Revit and Inventor, CorelDRAW, ArcGIS, Visio, QuickBooks, Internet Explorer and Adobe Photoshop. Parallels Desktop restricts External Device Access that enforces policies on the use of USB devices, smart cards, and any other external devices plugged into a Mac, for use in Windows. It creates an Expiring Virtual Machines, time-bound and encrypted, that will automatically expire and lock at a defined time to ensure additional security when corporate data is shared externally. Also, Parallels Desktop Business Edition can be deployed through standard software deployment tools. Mass deployment is supported with Jamf Pro, Apple Remote Desktop, IBM Endpoint Manager, Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM, and other solutions.
VMware Fusion is a software hypervisor 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.
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Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Computer Software Company21%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
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Parallels Desktop is ranked 11th in Virtual Desktop while VMware Fusion is ranked 8th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. Parallels Desktop is rated 0.0, while VMware Fusion is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Fusion writes "Rock solid, more flexible than other solutions, and good support". Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Workstation, VMware Player, NComputing vSpace, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas VMware Fusion is most compared with VMware Horizon View, VMware Player, VMware Horizon 7, VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.

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