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Running Windows on Your Mac

Running Windows on your Mac is a simple process, whether you use Apple’s Boot Camp or third-party virtual machine technology, such as Parallels and Fusion. No matter which method you choose, our guides and advice will have you booting Windows on your Mac in no time.
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  2. Parallels (7)
  3. Fusion (5)

VMware Fusion 4 Review - Virtualization Keeps Getting Better
VMware Fusion 4 is here. Find out how well the newest version of this ever-popular virtualization application performs, and what new features it has waiting for you.

Virtualization of Leopard and Snow Leopard Using VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion allows you to run Leopard or Snow Leopard as a virtual machine. With this capability, you can run OS X Lion and use your older software under a Leopard or Snow Leopard virtual machine.

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Benchmarks
We used Geekbench and CINEBENCH to benchmark Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac's performance. See how well Parallels 7 performed vs. earlier versions of itself.

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Review
We tested Parallels Desktop 7 to see how well it performs, tried out its new features, and even tested a game or two to see if the new graphics capabilities add real zip. (They do.)

Virtualization Benchmark of Parallels 6, Fusion 3, and VirtualBox 3
Virtualization Benchmark of Parallels, Fusion, and VirtualBox: The purpose of this series of benchmarks is to measure the performance of each virtual environment, to see how they compare against each other, and to see how they compare to the native performance of the OS running standalone in a non-virtualization environment.

Review: Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2 Review: VirtualBox 3.2.0 is the first release of Sun's VirtualBox application under the Oracle name. When Oracle purchased Sun, it acquired Sun's virtualization group, which led many of us to wonder what would happen to the free and well-regarded virtualization product, VirtualBox. Well, the answer seems to be that it...

Review of Parallels Desktop 5.0 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 5.0 for Mac improves on what was already one of the leading desktop virtualization applications available for the Mac. Parallels Desktop 5 offers improved support for the Windows Aero interface in Windows Vista and Windows 7, support for multiple monitors, gesture support, and a few interface tweaks.

VMware Fusion 3: Review of Fusion 3 From VMware
Review of VMware Fusion 3: VMware's Fusion 3 offers a number of new capabilities; over 75 by my count. Though many of Fusion 3's new capabilities are under the hood, and won’t be apparent to the casual user, it's a substantial release that concentrates on performance, easy migration from a PC to a Mac, support for Windows 7, and optimization for...

Benchmark: Parallels, Fusion, and VirtualBox: How Do They Compare?
Benchmark: Parallels 5, Fusion 3, and VirtualBox 3: How do they compare? We used GeekBench and CineBench to test the three most popular virtual environments running under Mac OS X.

Buy Virtualization Software
The three top applications for running Windows on an Intel-based Mac are Boot Camp, Parallels, and Fusion. Which one is best for you? We’ll help you decide.

Top 9 Windows Antivirus
Running Windows on a Mac is not much different than running Windows on a PC; antivirus protection is still critical. Mary Landesman, About’s Guide to Antivirus Software, lists her top 9 picks for this must-have software.

Getting Started in Windows Vista
Now that you can run Windows on your Intel Mac, you may find you need an introduction to Windows Vista, or at least a little refresher. Either way, Michelle Castle, About’s Guide to Focus on Windows. can provide a quick overview.

Benchmark: How do Boot Camp, Parallels, and Fusion Stack Up?
Neil Ticktin, MacTech magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, puts the three leading contenders for running Windows on a Mac to the test.

Run Windows and Mac OS Both at Once
New York Times columnist David Pogue weighs the pros and cons of using Parallels and Boot Camp to run Windows on an Intel Mac.

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