Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 18:51 UTC, submitted by Mac
Mac OS X Parallels has released a new beta of its virtualisation product for Mac OS X. This new release includes one major new feature, something Parallels calls Coherency: "Shows Windows applications as if they were Mac ones. Try it and enjoy best of both worlds truly at the same time. No more switching between Windows to Mac OS." Screenshot.
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RE: root window
by Adam S on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 21:48 UTC in reply to "root window"
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

While you may be right, that's a total assumption. You don't know that to be the case, and nothing suggests it is except the screenshots you've seen.

Also, even if that's the case, who cares? Isn't it still really really cool?

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RE[2]: root window
by Kitty on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 21:57 in reply to "RE: root window"
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2005-10-01

I second raji's thesis, as in parallels' own forum you can read about people noticing artifacts when moving windows really quickly or in some cases minimizing them: the desktop root window was not erased quickly enough, basically showing chunks of the XP desktop background.
I'm sure at parallels they'll work to minimize such glitches, but for now there's no such thing as a general functional integration of the two desktops. Actually "shows Windows applications as if they were Mac ones" is a bit misleading here ;) More like a smart overlapping plus some hooks from the VM to host via the parallel tools you have to install under XP.
Still, if that's what you need, I suppose that's excellent.

Edit: typos

Edited 2006-12-02 21:59

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