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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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What I’m passionate about: virtualization

Since June of 2006, I’ve worked for HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative), which by the way is the national’s largest telephone cooperative.  Its offered me some great experiences and training opportunities.  One of those is exposure to virtualization technologies.  And this one comes with a story. When I started at HTC, my wife was pregnant and […]

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