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 Kroc on Fri 1st Jun 2007 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Wooo!"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Not everybody is going to buy a 160 Windows licence, and then Parallels, just to play games on Mac.

Parallels 3 shows there is solid demand for games on the Mac - one way or another. Game companies will see that such demand exists and it will improve the chances of native games being produced.

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RE[3]: Wooo!
by ameasures on Fri 1st Jun 2007 17:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Wooo!"
ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

>Not everybody is going to buy a 160 Windows licence, and then Parallels, just to ...

That sounds like the retail edition; does the OEM edition have problems or driver gaps that make it unsuitable?

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RE[4]: Wooo!
by Kroc on Fri 1st Jun 2007 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Wooo!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Where does Joe user purchase an OEM copy from a shelf, such as how they buy the games they intend to play?

Playing games in VMs is a limited subset of users with a copy of Windows, and Parallels / Fusion.

There's better hope for Cider / Wine / Ports.

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OEM edition is the same as retail but comes without box, and can only be bought online with the purchase of memory or hard disk.

Edited 2007-06-01 17:46

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