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|Comparison||Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac||VMware Fusion 6|
|Consistently Rated Best Performance *|
|#1 choice of Mac customers for more than 7 years|
|Designed for OS X Mavericks|
|Supports Windows 8.1|
|Support||30 days free email/phone/chat support; 24 months email support **||18 months email support|
|12 month subscriptions for industry leading Mac and Windows Anti-Virus, Secure Browsing, and cloud storage||Switch to Mac Edition|
|DirectX10 support for many games and advanced graphics programs|
|Includes 6 month complimentary subscription to Parallels Access|
|Windows 8 gets a “real” Start Menu|
|Mac integration deepens with Power Nap|
|Windows 8 Modern apps can run in individual windows instead of full screen|
|Cloud sync optimiziations for iCloud, SkyDrive, Dropbox, etc to eliminate duplicate files locally|
|1-click installation of Chrome and Ubuntu from New Virtual Machine Wizard|
|Supported Host OSs|| Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later
Mac OX X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 or later
OS X Mavericks 10.9
|Mac OS X 10.7 or later|
|Number of supported Guest OSs||103||96 ***|
From an investment point of view, I see that Parallels has always been in the forefront in getting new features out into the market much faster than VMware. Also, Parallels Desktop for Mac is perhaps one of the key products of Parallels, so I'm sure a lot of investment dollars goes into the R&D of the product as well.
* - Reviews and awards cited may be for previous versions of Parallels Desktop for Mac.
** - 24 months from date of product release
*** - According to VMware’s Compatibility Guide, Oct. 2013