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6 items tagged “parallels”


How Time Machine works. From John Siracusa’s Leopard review. The bad news is that Time Machine doesn’t deal well with huge files that have small changes made to them... such as Parallels VM images. # 29th October 2007, 9:56 am

VMware Fusion Review (via) It looks like VMware are finally catching up with Parallels. # 6th August 2007, 11:49 pm

Python, Mac OS X, and Readline. This worked for me, though you need to already have gcc and svn installed. It’s crap like this that made me switch to Ubuntu on Parallels for most of my Python development. # 30th June 2007, 10:24 pm

How to convert a VMWare virtual appliance to work with Parallels. Anyone know the best option for creating a virtual machine that can easily be used by Parallels and VMWare alike? # 28th June 2007, 10:23 am

Don’t buy Parallels in a box. If you buy a boxed retail copy of Parallels Desktop in the UK (as I did) you’ll have all sorts of problems with your license key. Buy it online from the US website instead. # 2nd April 2007, 10:35 am


VMWare Fusion (virtualization for Mac). Competition is good. The race is on between VMWare and Parallels as to who can get 3D acceleration virtualized first (and let me play Half-Life 2 without using BootCamp). # 24th December 2006, 12:49 pm