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]: Wooo!
by vimh on Fri 1st Jun 2007 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Wooo!"
vimh
Member since:
2006-02-04

I don't know about that. I'm inclined to think that companies would want to have native ports due to speed issues. Sure Paraells is quick on its feet, but it's not going to quite meet native speed because it can't quite take advantage of what native code can offer. Maybe that's just wishful thinking.

I think WOW would be a great test. On the same machine do some performance tests to see how it runs natively and how it runs in Windows using Paraells. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to do this test in the near future.

Anyway, if I bought a Mac for personal use it would be great if I could run my Windows only games.

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RE[3]: Wooo!
by flanque on Sat 2nd Jun 2007 02:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Wooo!"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I've actually seen instances where Windows XP was running faster in Linux under and emulator, than it did on the hardware alone, using the same system config.

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