Redmond's contentious Windows 8 is almost upon us, and the virtualization apps are already prepped for it with the latest incarnations of Parallels Desktop 8 and VMware Fusion 5. While the main focus of the two big-boys of Mac virtualization are Win 8 support and integration, focus has also been given to integration with Mountain Lion features like Notification Center.
A head-to-head review ultimately made sense in light of similar updates. Where each package adds features like VMware Fusion 5's unique Professional edition features, I've made sure to cover those. So let's see what, if anything, has changed with this generation of these popular virtualization tools.Reviewed versions:
Parallels Desktop 8.0.18101
VMware Fusion 5.0.1
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