MacTech Labs Releases Comprehensive Virtualization Benchmarks
– Over 2500 tests performed to compare solutions
– Parallels Desktop 4 vs. VMware Fusion 2
– Tests include baseline MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro

March 4, 2009 — 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 Desktop and VMware Fusion perform compared

The large suite of over 2500 tests was performed comparing the MacBook,
MacBook Pro, iMac 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, as well as multiple processors
and 64-bit vs. 32-bit.

“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 product 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, 64-bit,
gaming, and multiple processors.”

The article will published in the April 2009 issue of the magazine
available on newsstands and through subscriptions. It’s also available
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