VMware cloud computing review

How does it feel to be able to run Windows on your Mac? So, for many it isn’t what they got a Mac for, but for others it is definitely a convenient aspect of being an Apple product owner.

VMware version 4 has been around for quite some time and this time they have come up with version 5. Just like the earlier version, this one is slick, convenient, reliable and of course personal. It’s exactly the last point that makes it stand out - is, every little piece of software you use on VMware, you get that feel of friendly, personal tailor-made touch. There have been a couple of enhancements as well. The earlier version did not go prevailed with the retina displays and also USB 3.0 on Windows 8. This one is quite easily accessible on handheld devices with retina displays and a couple of enhancements have also been included for the latest Macs. The company has also kept in mind the tendency of the previous version to drain the battery off laptops and this one is sure to give you a bit longer and better surfing experience.

The professional version of VMware has been updated and subtle changes are definitely going to make the IT people happy and if it is speed that you have been looking for all the while, and upgrade would be an obvious choice. However, according to the experts, there are no new standout features that could make VMware any different from its previous version - yes, those little changes that they haven’t his version is definitely going to make you happier but those are not enough to make you want to upgrade to version 5.

The insulation off a copy of Windows is supposed to be simple enough, but it might take a bit of time for the operating system to get transferred from the DVD and the installation process in itself might not be a joyful experience after all - Parallels is definitely the hands-down winner as far as installation is concerned.

This one looks and feels good on a MAC, but it might be difficult for first-time users to get the hang of things. As far as speed is concerned, Parallels is a bit faster than VMware because even though both virtualization tools are pretty responsive, the former opens, closes and sleeps faster compared to VMware. This however doesn’t have anything to do with the speed of the tool itself, but is more about the responsiveness of the interface. For some unknown reasons, there are a couple of applications which don’t seem to fail on Windows, but when used on VMware they seemed to work fine.

This virtualization looks, feels and works great, but some users have a couple of bottlenecks that they had to face while running it on a MAC, but if you really want to use Windows on a Mac and also have VMware installed, it’s better to run Windows in “windowed” mode and that way you won’t have any problems.

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