Well I have finally moved over to a Mac and I am using a MacBook Pro, Intel Dual Core Processor with 4GB of RAM and running OSX Lion. Unfortunately my job still entails me to use Windows based applications like VB .net and Windows domain tools, so I decided to try VMware Fusion 4, the Mac version of this popular virtualisation application. I have been using the Linux and Windows versions on the servers at work and the desktop I used to use, so i thought all was good.
Unfortunately this was not the case. The trial version installed very easily, but the install of Windows 7 took ages! Once install the virtual system seemed slow on the pre-selected settings, it was like running it on an old 386! even the network seemed like dial up! I installed MS Office 2010 and configured Outlook and yep that was slow as well.
The next plan was to try Windows XP instead, the default virtual settings was yet again slow and so I adjusted the memory setting and increased it from 512MB to 1GB, still no joy! Office 2010 was slow in fact all the applications ran slow, even the OS!
I am disappointed with this VMware Fusion 4, maybe I need to try Version 3?
Update: Since writing this, I have removed version 4 and installed version 3. Version 3 is definatly faster for me.