MacTech Labs Releases Comprehensive Virtualization Benchmarks
– Over 2500 tests performed to measure Windows on Mac solutions
– Compares Boot Camp, Parallels, and VMware Fusion
– Tests include baseline PC, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro

December 19, 2007 — WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — MacTech Labs
(, part of MacTech Magazine
(, today released an extensive benchmark study of
virtualization solutions running on Intel-based Macs. MacTech’s goal was to
see how well Parallels and VMware Fusion perform compared to each other,
Boot Camp and a PC.

The large suite of over 2500 tests was performed comparing the a Fujitsu
1.86 GHz machine, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro. The purpose of the
testing and the article are to answer the questions about performance for
the different virtualization solutions available, as well as the
differences between Windows XP and Vista in virtual machines.

“MacTech Labs has been doing product evaluations and testing for over 20
years. Our focus is to help IT Pros not only in making tough decisions, but
with real-world and how-to answers. In this case, we wanted to help people
decide which solution is best for them,” said Neil Ticktin,
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine. “Which virtualization solution
to use is a complex decision including the decision of XP vs Vista,
integration with Mac OS X, user interface, and virtual appliances.”

The article is published in the February 2008 issue of the magazine
available on newsstands and through subscriptions. It’s also available
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