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Introduction to Virtualization

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A very brief introduction to virtualization for the Macintosh and a quick comparison of VMWare Fusion 3 and Parallels Desktop 5.

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Introduction to Virtualization

  1. 1. Introduction to Virtualization Running a foreign OS on your Macintosh Dean Franklin
  2. 2. Virtualization Pros and Cons Pros Cons Run multiple operating Performance systems simultaneously Performance Can ease the transition for switchers Performance More convenient than rebooting Less disk space dedicated to the guest OS
  3. 3. Virtualization Products VMWare Fusion 3 www.vmware.com/products/fusion Parallels Desktop 5 www.parallels.com CodeWeavers Crossover Mac www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac Sun xVM VirtualBox www.virtualbox.org
  4. 4. VMWare Fusion 3 VMWare is a virtualization pioneer Extensive guest OS support Apple OS X Server Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS Linux Google Chrome OS FreeBSD/OpenBSD Sun Solaris Novell Netware and Open Enterprise Server
  5. 5. VMWare Fusion 3 Features Run Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine (VM) Migrate existing PC to a VM Import Parallels or Microsoft Virtual PC VM Unity View Shared folders Mirrored folders Virtual Appliance Marketplace
  6. 6. Parallels Desktop 5 First virtualization product for Macintosh computers Extensive guest OS support Apple OS X Server Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS Linux Google Chrome OS FreeBSD/OpenBSD Sun Solaris OS/2 Warp
  7. 7. Parallels Desktop 5 Features Run Boot Camp partition Modality View as a VM MacLook Migrate existing PC to a Shared folders VM Mirrored folders Import VMWare VM iPhone App Coherence View Parallels Virtual Crystal View Appliances Directory
  8. 8. VMWare vs. Parallels VMWare Fusion 3 Parallels Desktop 5 More stable Better Windows performance and Better Linux support integration Unity support for Better interface and Ubuntu aesthetics Virtual Appliance More configuration Marketplace options
  9. 9. Recommendations VMWare Parallels Switcher ✔ ✔ Developer ✔ ✔ Casual Gamer ✘ ✔ Hardcore Gamer ✘ ✘
  10. 10. Contact Dean Franklin dean@splatdot.com Twitter @jdfrankl or @SplatDot www.linkedin.com/in/jdeanfranklin

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