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VMware Fusion 2 versus Parallels Desktop 4

Well, for as much as Parallels touted their Desktop 4 product is 50% faster, I have to admit that I’m initially impressed with Fusion’s speed.  Its running extremely well on the same virutal machine that I imported from Parallels.  The only nagging problem is the stuipid Norton Antivirus which apparently thinks I have changed systems […]

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VMware Fusion for $10 for Parallel’s owners

Since I’ve blogged about my great problems with the Parallel’s Desktop 4.0 upgrade, I couldn’t not post this in case you’ve found yourself in the same boat.  VMware Fusion is being offered at 50% off for Cyber Monday.  (Just use the coupon code “CyberMondayDeal” on checkout).  In addition, if you are a Parallels Desktop or […]

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Parallels Desktop 4.0 resolution – a.k.a. starting over

Well, after a week of issues with the Parallels Desktop 4.0 upgrade, I trashed my VM that I have lovingly used for the past year and I have started over with a fresh import from the Virutal PC VHD file I keep on hand.  See, here is my history with Windows virtualization on the Mac:  […]

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Parallels Desktop 4.0 – problems solved (maybe)

Well, it seems that my problem isn’t with the new version of Parallels Desktop, but with the VM image that I have upgraded, several times.  A little background:  my Windows XP is a licensed copy originally purchased with Virtual PC back in the PowerPC days of Mac.  I imported this image into Parallels in version […]

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Update at on Parallels 4.0

Well, my upgrade has not gone smoothly.  My VM conversion failed in step 2.  I’m left with a virtual machine that is not doing so well, and I ran out of time last night to work on it.  So hopefully tonight, I can get some kinks worked out and get it back operational. Word of […]

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Parallels releases Desktop 4.0

I was an early adopter for the Intel Mac phenom.  Parallels was much faster to market with their Mac virtualization product and so I have been a loyal user of Parallels Desktop since it was introduced.  I have tried VMware Fusion and I’m fond of the product, but Apples to Apples (pun intended), the softwares […]

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