Fusion vs Parallels
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Value
License cost for 3 personal Macs $79.99 $49.99
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$239.97
Support
Maximum VM Sizes 64GB RAM / 16 vCPUs 8GB RAM / 4 vCPUs
Metal Graphics Engine Yes No
OpenGL 3.3 Yes No
DirectX 10.1 Yes Yes
Support for up to 3GB of video memory per virtual machine Yes No
Developer Tools: Rest API and One-Click SSH Yes No
Built from the leading ESXi hypervisor Yes No
vSphere Compatibility Yes No
vCenter Remote Admin Yes No
Easily run hundreds of OVF Application templates Yes No
18-month free email support Yes No
 

Licensing flexibility: use one key on up to 3 personal Macs

Enhanced Apple Metal Graphics Engine supporting DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3

Broadest Guest OS support and compatible with hundreds of pre-built applications from the VMware Solution Exchange (marketplace.vmware.com)

Based on the enterprise hypervisor, ESXi, Fusion is engineered and supported by VMware, the global leader in virtualization

"... 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

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