VMWare vs. Parallels (was A business case for switching Mac
18 Feb 2009 - 4:09pm
7 years ago
VMWare also doesn't slow down your OSX install the way Parallels does
due to how the virtual machine is implemented. I regularly develop for
linux and OSX, running linux under a VMWare partition with no hassles.
When needed, I also run a xp pro instance under VMWare, and it's also
Biggest drawback (imho) is wasting all the disk and core space on
another operating system.
Alexandra O'Neal wrote:
> Our creative team likewise live in a Mac world, in a company dominated by > PCs. The IAs have VMware to switch back & forth and use Visio. Comparing > VMware to Parallels, one of our top IAs reports preferring Parallels because > it feels more like you're running a Windows app in an OS X environment, so > the switch is less jarring. > > Personally, I move back and forth between separate Windows & Mac > environments, and prefer Mac for most things, but I don't think an either-or > world is necessary. And a few years ago when I did network administration > in a Mac + Windows + Unix environment, I did find Macs much easier to > network and support than Windows. > > bests, > Alex O'Neal > UX manager > > -- > The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is > now. > > Patrick wrote: > >> >> I recently worked for a company that was totally committed to the PC >> world, and the ENTIRE UX team were Macheads. >> >> Personally, I live in both worlds, and I don't see as much of a >> difference between Visio and Omnigraffle, and actually have work for >> clients stored in both formats (I run Parallels). I prefer to do work >> on the Mac, but it's not as much as a dealbreaker for me to work in >> Visio. >> > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help >
J. Eric "jet" Townsend, CMU Master of Tangible Interaction Design '09