Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 16:58 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Apple "The lines between the Mac OS and Windows are starting to blur. And that portends major changes going forward in the world of PCs. At last week's MacWorld, a little company called Parallels won awards for the latest version of its hit product, which enables you to run both operating systems at the same time on a Macintosh. It's a major breakthrough."
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Virtualisation
by robinh on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 20:14 UTC
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Parallels is just a virtualisation product, right? If you read the article here (http://linux.sys-con.com/read/318829.htm) you'll learn that Parallels uses an Emulation approach to virtualisation, for which "The main disadvantages of emulation are low performance and low density". So, given that other, better, faster alternatives already exist, and that VMWare uses a similar apporach to Parallels in their free (as in beer) product, what is with all this fuss??!? From what I can see, virtualisation on Linux is going to kick the ass out of Parallels on the Mac in the very near future (if it isn't already doing so, of course...).

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