Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion updated to support Mavericks, and more

Both Parallels and VMware, the two frontrunners in virtualization software for OS X, have released updated versions of their VM software, including not only speed improvements, but also support for the latest version of OS X, Mavericks, which is expected to be released by the end of September.

Virtualization packages allow you to run a secondary OS directly on the hardware of your current system, without any emulation to mimic hardware functionality. As a result, virtualization offers a much faster means of running a secondary operating system, with many programs and services running at full native speeds or even faster in some cases. In addition, with the proper amount of RAM and other resources you can run multiple guest operating systems simultaneously, to test software, run servers, and perform other tasks.

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