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Features VMware Fusion 7 Parallels Desktop 9
Price $69.99 $79.99
License cost for 3 personal Macs $69.99 $239.97
Ranked higher by Macworld
10/28/2013
 
Ranked higher by PCmag.com
9/27/2013
 
Ranked higher by MacFormat
Oct/Nov 2013
 
Support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB disks and 64GB of RAM  
Support for up to 2GB of video memory per virtual machine  
Made by the leader in virtualization  
In-product tutorials  
18-month email support  
3 months antivirus for new customers  
200+ guest OS support  
Engineered in the USA  

…I find (VMware) Fusion more considerate to me as a user: it introduces less hassle in my work, stays out of my way when I’m not using it, and is far more cost-effective. It feels, in other words, like a more professional tool. That’s why I prefer it for virtualization.
Joe Kissel, Macworld, Running Windows on a Mac: Why I prefer VMware Fusion, 6/18/14

VMware Fusion…make(s) it easy to run Windows apps on the Mac OS X desktop…the reason it's our Editors' Choice, is that it's less intrusive, less in-your-face, than Parallels…VMware has a long track record of reliability, which Parallels can't match.
Edward Mendelson, PC Mag, VMware Fusion 6 Review, 9/27/13