I ran Parallels myself for a while during their trial period and noticed little or no difference in performance; In disk performance and especially with shared folders, I found VMware to work better (for working with Visual Studio for example which is an important feature for me regarding project folders), in CPU and graphics performance Parallels seem to be a bit faster. It’s been a while, and then my cry of uncertainty.
From my point of view, the cooperation with VMware is also good; I can open files with Windows apps through the macOS environment, and the shared clipboard/drag and drop works fine too. I don’t use the unit much, when I use it it works fine; I also don’t have a comparison with cohesion (I’m assuming from your story the same feature is called that in Parallels) so it’s possible that Parallels perform better there, you can take that into consideration between the two.
What I mean by failure is that Parallels changes the settings in your Windows installation when I run something like Game Mode (I don’t remember what they called it), my Windows installation still didn’t recover from that. Also pretty gross stuff, like putting UAC prompts on the desktop itself (which has security implications!) and here you don’t get an overview or a way to undo them, besides restoring points within Windows itself of course.
I’m definitely not saying that they should offer the package for free. I am happy to pay for a good program. But every year they release a new flagship version with few features, which costs €50 as an upgrade after your initial €100 purchase. Or you get a fairly expensive subscription; Program opt-in models are also a trend that I’m not at all impressed with, but of course it’s understandable from a business perspective.
In that regard, I think VMware still does better, because it releases a major new version when they need it, not when it’s time again and they want to make money again. Until Fusion 12, it was also a paid package, but I used Fusion 11 for a few years without having to pay again.
Fortunately, opinions differ which is why we have competition
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