Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2007 14:59 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
OSNews, Generic OSes Parallels is just weeks away from releasing version 3.0 of its Mac virtualisation suite, beating VMWare to an offering with 3D GPU emulation built-in. Parallels says high-end Windows games will now be playable within a virtual machine There are some other features included too, like the ability to associate any file type in Mac OS X to open in a Windows app, and vice versa.
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RE[2]: update charge
by vimh on Fri 1st Jun 2007 16:39 UTC in reply to "RE: update charge"
vimh
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2006-02-04

I was with you there for a second but then I thought about our own experience so far with Parallels. The company I work for recently started in earnest to develop for the Mac. We have a number of clients who use Macs requests for a native Mac version have increased lately.

In the mean time, we have serval people who are using Parallels and we have been using it as well. To be perfectly honest, 2.0 has not quite met our expectations. Our primary complaint is it's ability to handle data over serial connections but aside from that, the software has been a bit troublesome (buggy, crashing to the point where I have to kill the process).

If 3.0 solves our problems, then great, we'll bite the bullet. But then again, paying money for bug fixes makes it feel a bit too much for paying for a beta, not a finished product. At least I can just demo 3.0 to see if it is worth the upgrade.

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RE[3]: update charge
by Kroc on Fri 1st Jun 2007 16:53 in reply to "RE[2]: update charge"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Parallels is not really a business solution. If you're looking for a rock solid dependable engine, VMWare's Fusion Beta is probably the better long term bet.

Parallels moves quickly, is bleeding edge and comes with the problems such a development style has.

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RE[4]: update charge
by vimh on Fri 1st Jun 2007 17:18 in reply to "RE[3]: update charge"
vimh Member since:
2006-02-04

Agreed, but it's Parallels that our customers have been using so that is what we have been testing with. I'll take a look at the VMWare Fusion Beta and see if that is a better solution.

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