Virtualization Technology: LABS GALLERY: Labs Tests Three Means to a Windows-on-Mac OS X End

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2009-12-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Running Windows on the Apple Mac platform using virtualization products is bringing us closer to the day when Microsoft workloads will run as just another application on Mac systems. eWEEK Labs has recently tested three of the virtualization platforms that enable Windows applications to run on Macs—VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop for Mac and Sun VirtualBox. The VMware and Parallels products—both of which cost about $80—run neck-in-neck in terms of support for Boot Camp partitions and Windows 7 virtual machines. Sun's VirtualBox offering wins on price—it's free. Check out the highlights of each of these "Wappple" bridges in the following slideshow. (Links to full reviews of the products are on the last slide.)
 
 
 

LABS GALLERY: Labs Tests Three Means to a Windows-on-Mac OS X End

LABS GALLERY: Labs Tests Three Means to a Windows-on-Mac OS X EndBy Cameron Sturdevant
LABS GALLERY: Labs Tests Three Means to a Windows-on-Mac OS X End
 
 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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