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Detailed Testing of VMware Fusion 8 vs Parallels 11


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#21 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:42 AM

I guess I misspoke a bit - Fusion is not being discontinued in the sense that they will stop selling it. It is being discontinued as far as development goes. It's 'maintenance only' from here on out is what I gathered from the various blog posts. As of now, Fusion is better then Parallels, but as Parallels adds features and optimizations down the line it will undoubtably become the superior product from a performance perspective.
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:02 PM

That seems a reasonable prediction to me also over time unless for some reason the powers that be at VMWare have some change of heart but after reading about where they make their real money and how little they were making on Fusion I wouldn't hold much hope of that happening.
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:39 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 15 May 2016 - 01:10 PM, said:

I use fusion on my MBP for work quite often and love it. Unfortuneately the program as been end of life'd, as VMware has laid off all of the staff responsible for it.

Looks like it Parallels from here on out.
That seems to be some typical internet hysterical doomsaying: according to a VMware employee, the only part of the Fusion staff that has been laid off was the old UI team. Fusion is apparently far from dead.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 06:52 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 18 May 2016 - 02:39 AM, said:

That seems to be some typical internet hysterical doomsaying: according to a VMware employee, the only part of the Fusion staff that has been laid off was the old UI team. Fusion is apparently far from dead.

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