Tech Editors score Fusion higher than Parallels:
See How Fusion 6 Compares to Parallels Desktop
|Features||VMware Fusion 6||Parallels Desktop 9|
|Faster general performance|
|Support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB disks and 64GB of RAM|
|18-month email support|
|200+ guest OS support|
|Engineered in the USA|
|Winner of 2013 PC Mag Editor’s Choice|
…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