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All posts tagged "parallels"


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Parallels 6 or VMWare Fusion 3?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/26450/parall...e+Intelligence)

"The Mac Virtual Machine market heats up today with the release of Parallels 6. The biggest Virtual machine maker for the Mac platform adds 80 new features (most of which we detailed a little early!)."

You can upgrade to Parallels 6 for $49.99 USD, or you can take advantage of the VMWare offer for Fusion 3, which lets you upgrade from either Parallels or VMWare for $10.00 USD. Which one do you use, VMWare or Parallels?


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/143...l?lsrc=rss_main

"Parallels announced Wednesday that Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac is now available. The latest release of the virtualization solution allows users to run Windows, Linux, and other operating systems on their Intel-based Macs. Parallels Desktop 5 works in both Leopard and Snow Leopard."

They have added 70 new features to this version of Parallels, one of which is the Crystal view mode as seen above in the screen shot. This gives it a more "Mac-like" appearance when working with Windows. It also supports "pinch" and "swipe" for many of the applications. Upgrading will cost you $50.00 USD while new purchases will set you back $80.00 USD. If you purchased your current version of Parallels after October 1st, you qualify for a free upgrade so if you didn't purchase online from Parallels (they will send you a key if you did), head on over to the Parallels upgrade site to get your upgrade key.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Parallels Desktop 4.0 Available

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

"Already the world’s No. 1 selling Mac system utility, Parallels Desktop for Mac now has more than 1.5 million users worldwide and counting. Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac provides the complete suite of essentials to run Windows on the Mac the easy, fast and powerful way."

The one thing that has always annoyed me about Parallels is how greedy it is when you run it and the lack of performance you get when accessing the file system. According to Ars, they've made big strides in the performance area (50% is a nice number) but as with all benchmarks, I'll have to see that one to believe it. I'm probably going to spring for this upgrade, though. As little as I actually use Parallels, it's very handy to have around. Any of you folks out there have it yet? If so what do you think?


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