The Big VM Experiment

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So I’ve been sucked into all the hype concerning the new VMWare Fusion. After using Paralells pretty much since its launch, I’m installing and trying the beta of Fusion 2.0. I’m going to run this experiment for about a month and then write up a comparison. Any advice from Fusion veterans is much appreciated. Stay tuned.

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Update – 5.14.08 10pm

The Parallels to VM Converter failed to create a usable virtual machine. Windows keeps crashing. It looks like tomorrow I’ll need to break out the Windows install disk and do it from scratch.

5 Comments The Big VM Experiment

  1. mitch@threeweekhobby.com

    I’m both a Parallels and VMWare 1.x user, haven’t tried the 2.0 beta yet. I’ve done a couple of successful VMWare conversions, but I’ve also seen some hit-and-miss. You might make sure that you uninstall Parallels Tools prior to running the conversion – my guess is that the drivers in there conflict with some of VMWare’s. That way it’s a “virgin” VM that has no specific ties to any VM software… Drop me a line and let me know how it goes…

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  2. mitch@threeweekhobby.com

    I’m both a Parallels and VMWare 1.x user, haven’t tried the 2.0 beta yet. I’ve done a couple of successful VMWare conversions, but I’ve also seen some hit-and-miss. You might make sure that you uninstall Parallels Tools prior to running the conversion – my guess is that the drivers in there conflict with some of VMWare’s. That way it’s a “virgin” VM that has no specific ties to any VM software… Drop me a line and let me know how it goes…

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  3. mitch@threeweekhobby.com

    I’m both a Parallels and VMWare 1.x user, haven’t tried the 2.0 beta yet. I’ve done a couple of successful VMWare conversions, but I’ve also seen some hit-and-miss. You might make sure that you uninstall Parallels Tools prior to running the conversion – my guess is that the drivers in there conflict with some of VMWare’s. That way it’s a “virgin” VM that has no specific ties to any VM software… Drop me a line and let me know how it goes…

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  4. mitch@threeweekhobby.com

    I’m both a Parallels and VMWare 1.x user, haven’t tried the 2.0 beta yet. I’ve done a couple of successful VMWare conversions, but I’ve also seen some hit-and-miss. You might make sure that you uninstall Parallels Tools prior to running the conversion – my guess is that the drivers in there conflict with some of VMWare’s. That way it’s a “virgin” VM that has no specific ties to any VM software… Drop me a line and let me know how it goes…

    Reply
  5. mitch@threeweekhobby.com

    I’m both a Parallels and VMWare 1.x user, haven’t tried the 2.0 beta yet. I’ve done a couple of successful VMWare conversions, but I’ve also seen some hit-and-miss. You might make sure that you uninstall Parallels Tools prior to running the conversion – my guess is that the drivers in there conflict with some of VMWare’s. That way it’s a “virgin” VM that has no specific ties to any VM software… Drop me a line and let me know how it goes…

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