[LINK] For macophiles: Parallels News

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Dec 4 17:17:43 AEDT 2006


> Parallels Beta Adds Boot Camp, Desktop
> Verunks writes "Parallels has released a new beta of its  
> virtualization product for Mac OS X. This new release includes one  
> major new feature, something Parallels calls Coherency: "Shows  
> Windows applications as if they were Mac ones. Try it and enjoy  
> best of both worlds truly at the same time. No more switching  
> between Windows to Mac OS." Check out this Screenshot <http:// 
> flickr.com/photos/gruber/311690002/>" More interesting to me is the  
> Boot Camp support so you can have a single partition to run IE7 in  
> Parallels to test compatibility of a website but reboot to play  
> video games that need a little more juice.


> Is Parallels Leopard’s Secret Feature?
> Sun, Dec 3, 2006 at 1:13 pm Posted in Software, Apple
> If you haven’t heard, the Parallels team is at it again. Earlier  
> this week they released a new version which adds features like  
> dragging and dropping files between operating systems, the ability  
> to boot from a Boot Camp partition, and Coherency mode which hides  
> the Windows desktop and makes Windows applications float on your  
> Mac desktop.
> As an Anonymous Coward said on Slashdot:
>     The constant improvement that this product has seen in its  
> short existence is astounding. When you consider that it costs only  
> $80 and has no competition at this time, it almost seems like  
> they’re working too hard on it.
> This got me thinking, could Apple have purchased Parallels? If you  
> at look at the facts, it begins to add up. The Parallels team has  
> been releasing new features like crazy and hasn’t been charging for  
> them. They’ve added features like Boot Camp support, making  
> Parallels compatible with Apple’s offering. The new Coherency mode  
> is approaching what some people have envisioned the next version of  
> Boot Camp to be like. To top it off, 3D acceleration is expected to  
> land in Parallels right around the time that Leopard is shipping.

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