MacTech Labs, part of “MacTech Magazine” (https://www.mactech.com), has released the latest in its extensive benchmark study of virtualization solutions running on Intel-based Macs. MacTech’s goal was to see how well Parallels Desktop 6 and VMware Fusion 3.1 perform compared head-to-head.
The large suite of more than 4,000 tests were 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 Windows 7 in virtual machines, as well as multiple processors, running from Boot Camp volumes and more.
“MacTech Labs has been doing product evaluations and testing for more than 20 years. Our focus is to help the community not only in making tough decisions, but with real-world and how-to answers. In this case, we wanted to help people understand where each virtualization product is fastest,” says Neil Ticktin, publisher/editor-in-chief, “MacTech Magazine.” “Which virtualization solution to use is a complex decision including the decision of Windows XP vs. Windows 7, 64-bit, gaming, multiple processors and more.”
Virtualization is one of the key topics being discussed at the upcoming MacTech Boot Camp in San Francisco on Jan. 26. MacTech Boot Camp is for techs and consultants supporting home users, small office/home office, and small-to-medium sized businesses. For more information on the one-day, session packed seminar, visit https://www.mactech.com/bootcamp . Those that register by Jan. 10 save US$100 on registration at http://macte.ch/boot_reg .
The results will also be published in the January 2011 issue of the magazine available through subscriptions and select newsstands. The full article and results are also available online at: https://www.mactech.com/2011/01/05/virtualization-benchmarks .