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Subject: [Leica] OT! Macintosh Parallels Vs VMWare (warning: Apple content!)
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Sat Mar 8 08:57:23 2008
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I intensely dislike rebooting and run Parallels under OSX with no
difficulties at all on my MacBook Pro. My usual need is to have both a
Mac program and a PC program open to shove a bit of data around.

I have Parallels, my son has both Parallels and VMWare for his
consulting work. Both have subtle idiotsyncracies in his opinion but
both "just work". Can't answer your question about Boot Camp though
since I never use it. VMWare might have better support - his Parallels
experience has been unhappy in the past  month or so.


On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:57 AM, Rei Shinozuka <> wrote:
> a very off-topic question which i ask because i know
>  there resides here a unique intersection of computer-literate
>  folks, and practical and intelligent apple users who ride
>  their machines hard.
>  our family has intel versions of the imac and ibook but we occasionally
>  "need" a PC version of some program or another.  for aethetic reasons,
>  i'd prefer something that can run the virtual PC (XP) out of a unique
>  disk partition.  something that would work with boot camp would be
>  perfect.
>  i bought Parallels about a year ago, but it never really worked
>  from the boot camp partition.  Parallels say i can buy a new version
>  which might fix the problem, but I hate buying software once and
>  loathe buying it twice. so maybe better to switch from Parallels to
>  VMWare.
>  anybody have any experience comparing  Parallels and VMWare, preferably
>  with Apple Bootcamp?
>  thanks,
>  -rei
>  --
>  Rei Shinozuka
>  Ridgewood, New Jersey
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