Linked by snydeq on Wed 16th Dec 2009 20:13 UTC
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 fretinator on Sun 20th Dec 2009 05:01 UTC in reply to "I've given up on Parallels"
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Well, time to chew on my shoe a bit - I went out and downloaded the latest update to Parallels and it started up fine on Ubuntu 9.10. Whatever was wrong seems to have been fixed. I'll run it for a while and see how it goes.

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