In part 1 we have an overview of what is happening with Fusion V 5 and look how easy it was to install, step by step in a video that is less than 90 seconds long.
We already saw that at least Fusion 5 got rid of the annoying flashing of the shortcut icons. And how good did VmWare do on importing Paralles V 7 is our next question.
In the interest of being fair in our comparison after installing Fusion 5 we commanded it to import the Parallels 7 install as you see in the video below.
It shows that VMware has done their homework on Windows 8. The release notes also say an improved graphics performance will be observed as far back as XP. This implies an improved experience with Microsoft Vista as well as Windows 7. Were pretty comfortable with that expectation since marketing names aside, Vista is NT version 6.0, Windows 7 is NT version 6.1 while Windows 8 is NT version 6.2.
The import and conversion of Parallels 7 in a word: flawless. As you can see in the video.
We’re going to go back into the huddle and test bringing in Windows 8 from an ISO image. VMware says this is easier than ever before. Were going to put that to the test. And based on our first look we expect to be delighted.