Parallels!

Posted by: skim1420

Parallels! - 04/06/06 09:28 PM

http://www.parallels.com/en/products/workstation/mac/<br><br>I was holding back on the Boot Camp, but hearing this announcement made me go out and buy a copy of WinXP. Actually, I have a friend who works at MS and his friends & family price is $35. WinXP Pro SP2 full version. Yeah.<br><br>Well I'll let you know how it goes. I'd rather do this (more like the VirtualPC approach) than the dual-boot thing. I don't like Win XP running loose on my hardware without some OS X supervision. :)<br><br>--<br>http://www.jackthevain.com/
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 05:58 AM

I see a lot of marketing hype on that page, with little "real-world" reviews. It's still an emulator, which means it's going to run slower. I would rather just use Boot Camp to dual boot.<br><br>
Posted by: nutty

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 07:18 AM

did you get your activation code yet? mine hasnt arrived<br><br>
Posted by: skim1420

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 12:48 PM

Activation code for Parallels? I got the trial activation code almost immediately in email.<br><br>--<br>http://www.jackthevain.com/
Posted by: skim1420

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 12:51 PM

I'm curious to see how it runs. There's this video some guy posted of Parallels running, and it seems pretty fast. They say the native codeset makes it a much faster emulation than Virtual PC was, which had to translate the chipset code.<br><br>--<br>http://www.jackthevain.com/
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 01:11 PM

Noooooooo! Don't slip to the dark-side, Nutty!!! Let the force guide you, fight not the good! <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 04:40 PM

Personally, with boot camp now, who cares about all the emulation crap? I mean, people act like restarting your machine is the same thing as scaling Mount Everest. <br><br>
Posted by: nutty

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 07:41 PM

actualy emulation is damn fast on my MacBookPro. I only used it lightly but windows was snappy in a window on OSX.<br><br>I wouldnt use it for games, for that a boot is really really fast.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 07:46 PM

Back to the old question with a new twist XP virus through emulation ? ? or is the HD still partitioned <br><br>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Parallels! - 04/07/06 08:48 PM

That's because it's not emulation, it's virtualization. So the "guest OS" should run at near native speed since the virtual machine is sending the same commands to the Intel chip as it usually gets.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: skim1420

Re: Parallels! - 04/08/06 12:01 AM

For people who need to run OS X programs alongside the Windows ones, virtualization is the choice. Running MS Projects on Windows while everything else on OS X, or something like that. When performance isn't a major issue, especially where native virtualization seems to deliver good performance, this is obviously the choice.<br><br>--<br>http://www.jackthevain.com/
Posted by: nutty

Re: Parallels! - 04/08/06 08:44 AM

the OS is run insde of a disk image type of environment. no virus escaping for now.<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Parallels! - 04/08/06 01:36 PM

for now<br><br>heh...yeah, famous last words. <br><br>Even though I need Windows for work-related stuff, I think I'll stick with VPC when i need it.<br><br>
Posted by: nutty

Re: Parallels! - 04/08/06 07:33 PM

why VPC when parallels is way better and native on intel?<br><br>the whole virus thing is just not important through virtualization.<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Parallels! - 04/09/06 05:03 AM

I guess because I haven't used Parallels yet. <br><br>And the fact that I don't have a copy of Windows....my work paid for my copy of VPC.<br><br>Oh...and I don't have an intel mac. I guess that's important. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by OSXaddict on 04/09/06 08:17 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: cesrivas

Re: Parallels! - 04/09/06 06:22 AM

... I think I would prefer using Parallels rather than BootCamp.<br><br>----<br>:) "In my experience, there's no such thing as luck." - Obi-Wan Kenobi