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OSNews, Generic OSes InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy takes an in-depth look at VMware Workstation 7, VirtualBox 3.1, and Parallels Desktop 4, three technologies at the heart of 'the biggest shake-up for desktop virtualization in years.' The shake-up, which sees Microsoft's once promising Virtual PC off in the Windows 7 XP Mode weeds, has put VirtualBox -- among the best free open source software available for Windows -- out front as a general-purpose VM, filling the void left by VMware's move to make Workstation more appealing to developers and admins. Meanwhile, Parallels finally offers a Desktop for Windows on par with its Mac product, as well as Workstation 4 Extreme, which delivers near native performance for graphics, disk, and network I/O.
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RE: I've given up on Parallels
by thavith_osn on Thu 17th Dec 2009 01:23 UTC in reply to "I've given up on Parallels"
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I'm not sure what happened with //'s and the PC version, but it always seemed to be great on the Mac. I have Ubuntu 9.10 running like a bought one on //'s 5 now, right down to wobbly window effects and all. I think Linux always seemed to be a second class citizen in the VM world their for a while. I guess it makes sense, you want to get Windows working first I guess...

I am glad to hear they have updated the Windows version, might be worth checking out.

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