mRemoteNG vs. VMware Fusion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
mRemoteNG
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.N/A
VMware Fusion
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Vmware Fusion is a virtual user session software built to run Windows applications on Macintosh to run any Windows applications.N/A
Pricing
mRemoteNGVMware Fusion
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
mRemoteNGVMware Fusion
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
mRemoteNGVMware Fusion
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
mRemoteNG
9.8
3 Ratings
17% above category average
VMware Fusion
-
Ratings
File transfer9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
mRemoteNGVMware Fusion
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
mRemoteNGVMware Fusion
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Well suited to environments where IT staff need to access multiple servers/systems at the same time, cutting down on time wasted opening multiple windows. Not so useful for users that only need to access one system remotely, as most of its functions are largely unused in that case.
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VMware by Broadcom
Due to its perpetual licensing model, VMware Fusion is a great option for users whose needs do not change as much over time. It is also great for occasional-use scenarios such as testing and preparing code to run on newer platforms. Fusion is not really recommended for running graphics-intense applications as graphics acceleration in Fusion is fairly limited in both performance and API support. It has, however, come a very long way and offers near-native performance for many tasks.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Easy to organize and group servers.
  • Many different protocols for remote access.
  • The ability to make use of external applications for non-directly supported protocols.
  • Servers can inherit settings from nodes above so you can set up properties once making adding new servers/devices very quick.
  • Easy to export and share config with new team members (be mindful of what you do with passwords though).
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Allows users to run Windows only applications on their Mac without switching devices.
  • Fusion is excellent for Windows image creation, and works exceptionally well on the Mac environment.
  • Assists a Mac user to virtualize Windows apps.
  • Excellent for installing Linux distros for penetration testing.
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Cons
Open Source
  • The user interface for configuration is a little basic, and not obvious for a new user to set up connections. It could be a bit clearer how to do that.
  • It does not seem to automatically update itself to new versions - though older ones work fine, you can miss out on some new functions if you don't check for updates manually.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • With OSX - 10.14.1 and the latest version of Fusion - 11.0.2 the user interface has taken a step back IMHO.
  • I would like to see price decrease.
  • Better remote host connection capabilities - remote server connections are available but connections are spotty.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
No answers on this topic
VMware by Broadcom
For Apple workstations VMware Fusion is the virtualization software to use. No other application (free or paid) can do what Fusion can. The features and constant updates make Fusion an application that cant be beat.
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Usability
Open Source
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VMware by Broadcom
Sometimes the best surprise is no surprise and Fusion is just that. It's reliable and generally just works as expected every time (the only exception was running a boot camp install directly but that use-case scenario opens a can of worms due to how product activation works) The interface and settings are clean and simple and there is no hide and seek games to play.
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Support Rating
Open Source
Never actually needed to use support so have no idea - honestly it's simple enough to use I'd be surprised if anyone really needs support with it.
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VMware by Broadcom
I have never contacted VMware, but there is a lot of support online on message boards, forums, StackOverflow, YouTube tutorial videos, and the like. VMware has been around nine years longer than its leading competitor, VirtualBox, although both seem to have a good presence of online user communities who can help solve issues that come up.
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Implementation Rating
Open Source
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VMware by Broadcom
This is a workstation application and no install insights are needed.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
Every now and then I do look to see if there is any other software that can bring together multiple remote access protocols in a single interface that can contain multiple connections to remote devices with image scaling to mage use of a windowed interface and have yet to find an alternative that does all that but doesn't cost a huge amount. Don't get me wrong I would happily pay for an alternative that could provide an overall better, more convenient experience, but I have yet to find one that has made me think it's worth jumping ship from mRemoteNG.
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VMware by Broadcom
I've heard of other/competitive software but frankly once I tried VMware, I never looked back. There is absolutely nothing that I need that this product does not deliver. It's fast, effective and seems to be extremely durable and reliable. My only concern (and minor) might have to do with memory resources, but frankly it has not been an issue yet.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Very easy to hand over connections to new starters.
  • Having multiple remote protocols in one place is a massive time saver.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Users using a VM often don't need something as "fancy" as VMware Fusion, and instead can use a free option like Virtual Box, so we waste money on using an extra amount of VMware Fusion licenses.
  • Developers using and IT admins using VMware Fusion for testing saves us time and money. Simply, we know mistakes would take time and money to fix, but VMware is powerful, allows for proper and fast testing.
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