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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[2]: I've given up on Parallels
by Laurence on Fri 18th Dec 2009 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE: I've given up on Parallels"
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Another example of why Linux' total disregard for stable interfaces is bad for users and vendors

Parallels isn't a Linux product and you can't blame Linux if the kernel breaks Parallels when it's supposed to be transparent to the OS (just like every other VM product is)

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