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Windows operating system and Mac OS each have their own pros and cons. It is really handy to be able to keep our hands on both of the operating systems. If you are a regular user, using both the operating system simultaneously can be a hassle. Today we’ll see some of the best virtual machine for mac and Windows.
This article has been divided into two parts. One being the best virtual machine for windows to run Mac OS and other best virtual machine for mac to run other windows based applications.
First, let’s get into some of the best mac osx virtual machine. .
Best Virtual Machine for Mac OS
If you are looking to use windows applications in Mac OS X, there are lots of good options out there.
Parallels is by far, hands down the best way to use windows applications on a mac OS laptop/system. I you are looking to visualize your windows based software, parallels got your back.
Parallels take it to a whole new level when it comes to run dual operating systems on your PC. With parallels, you do not have to install the operating system primarily. What you do is, you run a windows operating system within your MAC’s desktop without rebooting the laptop.
The applications run as they are native to the operating system without any glitch or any issues. If you are looking for the best virtual machine for Mac OS X for running windows or windows applications, Parallels is your answer.
- Gone are the days to reboot to switch between OS.
- Windows 10 and macOS Sierra optimized
- You get 500 GB of free online backup
- Convert your existing PC or install a new one..
Vmware Fusion provide a similar feature but the biggest down side of Vmware Fusion is Gaming performance/3D performance. There are lots of users that recommend Vmware Fusion because it provides some extra configurations/customization options that Parallels does not provide. So, if you are not much into gaming, that you cannot go wrong with Vmware Fusion, but we insist you stick with Parallels.
Now let’s see how you can do the same (in other way) on a Windows Computer
Best Mac OSX Virtual Machine For Windows
Yes, you can install or use Mac OS x on your windows computer or hardware. There are two ways you can do it.
- You can use a virtualization software for MAC OS and use Mac os inside windows
- Either you can install Mac OS as a primary operating system which requires in-depth knowledge of your hardware and other stuffs. So we recommend you to stick with the first option.
Using Mac OS inside windows
I have already written a How To guide on all the installation and configuration process for using Mac OS on your windows PC. Check it out.
Virtual Box is a free virtualization software provided by oracle. Since it is a free software, there are some limitations to the usability and advanced features you get on other applications.
Vmware workstation is the best application to install mac OS on windows PC. It provided advanced configurations and customization options. There is so much you can do with Vmware Workstation.
- High end, powerful virtual machines can be created with Vmware Workstation
- Performance is unbeatable like suspending, pausing the state of virtual machines.
- Workstation supports 4k displays and high resolution.
- Setting up networking is a piece of cake.
So, there you have it these were some of the best virtual machine for Mac and windows. These are the best and tried applications among thousands of other applications.
If you face any issues, do let us know in the comments below.