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RAV TUX
June 10th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Parallels Workstation RC2
I was on this page and found about Virtualization:
http://www.pure-mac.com/unix.html

... is this true that you can run a parallel workstation with OS X, Windows, and Ubuntu all on the same desktop?

If so I think Mac is the way to go for my next OS?

It's here! Parallels is proud to launch the Beta program the first virtualization solution specifically designed to work with Intel-powered Apple computers! Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta for Mac OS X is NOT simply a "dual-boot" solution; rather, it empowers users the ability to use Windows, Linux and any other operating system at the same time as Mac OS X, enabling users to enjoy the comfort of their Mac OS X desktop while still being able to use critical applications from other OSes.
License: Beta/Demo, $50
Author/Publisher: Parallels, Inc
Modification Date: May 31, 2006
Requirements: Intel-Based MacDirect Downloadhttp://www.pure-mac.com/intel.gif (http://www.anokwa.com/Parallels-Desktop-1842.7-Mac.dmg)File Size: 23.1 MB
Downloads (http://www.parallels.com/en/download)
Home Page (http://www.parallels.com/)

http://www.parallels.com/

Is anyone currently using this on your Mac OS X ?

please let me know, also everybody let me know what you think of this?

RAV TUX
June 10th, 2006, 01:45 AM
...or is Parallels for OS X basically like Wine & Cenega for Ubuntu ?

briancurtin
June 10th, 2006, 01:50 AM
what exactly is the reason you want to do all of this?

RAV TUX
June 10th, 2006, 01:58 AM
what exactly is the reason you want to do all of this?
Good question Briancurtin...primarily right now I am the market for a notebook for my wife who is a Chemistry Major with a minor in Computer Science.

After talking to my wife after posting this I think she wants to get a Fujitsu, initially run Windows and migrate to Ubuntu.

For me I find it very interesting to get a OS X desktop to run all three OS's on the same desktop. I have done some developement work and would find it beneficial to have this as a matter of convenience.

cromestant
June 10th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Just installed parallels on my macbook, running winxp on virtualization... IT"S FAST.
it's realy practicall if you only do some tasks on windows, and you don't want to really have it installed.
I double boot macos/ubuntu and use parallels in macos for windows..

It's a virtualization that runs at nearly native speeds, so it's really great, not like the old virtual pC that was really slow.

Stormy Eyes
June 10th, 2006, 02:08 AM
I haven't considered using Parallels yet. In fact, I hadn't heard about it until you mentioned it, Yozef.

RAV TUX
June 10th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Just installed parallels on my macbook, running winxp on virtualization... IT"S FAST.
it's realy practicall if you only do some tasks on windows, and you don't want to really have it installed.
I double boot macos/ubuntu and use parallels in macos for windows..

It's a virtualization that runs at nearly native speeds, so it's really great, not like the old virtual pC that was really slow.

Do you have any screenshots of parallels on OS X?

or anymore in depth detail?

RAV TUX
June 10th, 2006, 04:31 AM
I haven't considered using Parallels yet. In fact, I hadn't heard about it until you mentioned it, Yozef.

let me know if you use it I would be highly interested to know more about it.

Stormy Eyes
June 10th, 2006, 05:02 AM
let me know if you use it I would be highly interested to know more about it.

I probably won't. If I wanted to run Windows I wouldn't have bought a MacBook. Also, I can still use my Linux machine. If my wife's on it, then I just have to set up VNC. :)