1916 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2008 9:55 AM by artistjoh
The difference is that Boot Camp is not a virtualized environment like Parallels or Fusion, i.e. those applications share the processor and memory with OS X. If you are running Vista then it is going to be slower. But if you need really quick switching over performance then one of those applications are best.
Fusion and Parallels work well for all "light" applications such as word processing, email etc. Fusion has the aditional advantage of supporting other OS than Windows (I have Ubuntu as well as XP in Fusion)
For "heavy" usage applications especially games and some graphics programs working natively in Boot Camp is far superior to either Parallels or Fusion.
Boot Camp always will run Windows faster than Parallels or Fusion can.
I am very pleased with Fusion generally but need to go into Boot Camp as well.