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 perspective of having new features but also in improving its performance. And now, Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac has just released available first for existing customer upgrades and soon, for new customers.
If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk. Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and Windows machines! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Here’s how you can do exactly that.
If you are uncertain whether to go for Parallels Desktop 7 or VMWare Fusion 4, perhaps this article could help you. Here’s my A usability-based comparison of VMWare Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7. No useless benchmarks, no pointless feature-by-feature comparisons. Just purely based on my use of the two.
Just got that nice MacBook Air with the roaring Lion, then figured out that you need to run some Windows apps still? Fret not, here’s how you can do just that and between the usual choice of Parallels vs VMWare, why I’d recommend you to put your money on Parallels instead.
Find out why I think Macs are a real compelling platform to consider as your next PC, even if you still need Windows to run some of your stuff.