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With the recent release of both Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and VMware Fusion 5, it’s time again for a refresh to my previous article comparing the previous versions, Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and VMware Fusion 4.
This time, both focused a lot in supporting both OS X Mountain Lion and the upcoming Windows 8. What I’ll try to cover in this article is to explore both Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac as well as VMware Fusion 5 and hopefully More >
If you’re not already aware, Parallels 8 is coming!
And you don’t have to wait till September the 4th to purchase your copy of Parallels Desktop for Mac to get the best experience of Windows… on the Mac of course! Seriously, though ironic, it’s true.
In the recent Mountain Lion preview announcement, we are starting to see quite a bit of convergence of iOS apps being introduced into
Mac OS X. There’s a whole lot of iCloud enhanced apps like Calendar, Reminder, Notes, etc.
Basically, if you are familiar with the iPad, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s going to be available soon! But there’s also a gem that was released on the same announcement, and that’s the Messages app More >
Update (Sept 7): Check out the latest my usability and comparison report of VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac here now!
Update (Aug 31): I’ve just gotten hold of both VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac. So do check back soon for an update to this article in about a weeks time after I’ve had some time with both of them. For now, you may want to check out my first impressions of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac.
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Quick update note: It looks like there are some users who’s also faced the same problem after upgrading to Mountain Lion. The fix described below works just the same with Mountain Lion!
So you’ve upgraded your Mac from Snow Leopard to the new roaring Lion. Once done, you browse around your Mac and is generally happy that everything remained working and all the data is still available as if nothing’s change except for the new features and More >
Update: I’ve also explored the Parallels Desktop 8 and VMWare Fusion 5 and compared them here. You might want to check that article out too.
Caveat: This is an updated article which I originally wrote using Parallels Desktop 5 and quickly after that, upgraded to Parallels Desktop 6, comparing it with VMWare Fusion 3.0. That’s almost exactly one year ago from today.
Upgrading to Lion on my MacBook Pro was great. It was perhaps the easiest OS upgrade I’ve ever done thus far. While I generally like how it is, there are a few nagging issues with Lion that just irritated the heck out of me.
One of it is that when my MacBook wakes up from sleep mode, my bluetooth mouse would never get paired again without the need to turn the MacBook’s bluetooth module off and on. This was never the case with Snow Leopard! More >