Compare Parallels Desktop vs. VMware Workstation

Parallels Desktop is ranked 9th in Virtual Desktop while VMware Workstation which is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. Parallels Desktop is rated 0, while VMware Workstation is rated 0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and VMware Player, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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35,407
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1
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386
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9.0
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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 Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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