Why pay for virtualization software when you can have it for free? Oracle’s VirtualBox is a great solution for getting multiple operating systems running on your Mac at the same time, and in fact for regular, non-enterprise users it is completely free software. All that is required is to download the software from its official website and start making use of virtual machines.
Before committing to a paid license, users can test VMware Fusion. The best way to experience every feature that the virtual machine provides is to download a free trial and use it for 30 days risk free. This will allow you to test all the features, just as a paying customer could, without any limitations. The difference in features will be limited only by the version you’re using since the Pro version includes additional features when compared to the regular software.
If you need to use Windows apps but don’t want to invest in a new computer, then Parallels Desktop will save the day. For only $6.66 per month the Windows virtual machine allows you to run both operating systems side by side and save files on the same computer without the hassle of dual booting. Before you show the money, though, there is the chance to try Parallels Desktop for 14 days for free using the trial version. Your purchase is also protected by the company’s 30-day money-back guarantee.