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Almost like clockwork, Parallels released yet another new version of their popular product, Parallels Desktop for Mac, a year after version 8 was released. If you don’t already know what Parallels Desktop does, it’s basically software that allows you to run guest OSes, like Windows 8 or Ubuntu Linux over a virtualization layer. In plain speak, you can run Windows apps on your Mac, as if its built for the OS X.
In this article, I explore More >
Every year, Parallels continues to impress me with its ability to add new features to the already feature rich Parallels Desktop for Mac product. Since the time I started my journey with using a Mac and therefore using (at the time) Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac for my Windows virtualisation needs, it was impressive even at the time. And every year without fail, Parallels Desktop just continue to keep getting better, not just from the More >
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 >
Now that I’ve installed an SSD into my MacBook Pro, everything is really responsive. At least, anything that’s running directly off my SSD drive.And it’s especially important to note that it was quite a task deciding what goes on the SSD and what gets ‘relegated’ into the now much slower 7200 RPM HDD.
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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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.
UPDATE: This article is refreshed in this latest published version here: 3+1 Reasons why Parallels 7 wins VS VMWare Fusion!
If you’re like me, especially if you are working in an organizations where a most of the internal ERP systems are built only for Windows platform, and is also a Mac user, chances are you would want to be able to run both Mac and Windows applications at the same time. And if you’ve done your homework online, you More >
It’s a (sad) fact that most corporate workplace are still using Windows as the only supported platform for work. It’s not that I’ve anything against Windows. Don’t get me wrong here. Instead, I personally think that if I choose to run Mac and Linux OS, so be it. Why should one get shun off just because the corporate standards and softwares only support Windows.
Now, what would your options be?
One is obviously to setup a dual-boot More >