Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/04/30

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Using Parallels on Mac?
From: scheng at (Spencer Cheng)
Date: Wed Apr 30 12:49:25 2008
References: <022701c8aafd$41f87970$0302a8c0@MacPhisto>

I've been using Parallels for a year and half. Used VirtualPC before  
switching to Parallels when I went from a PowerBook to a MacBook. Good  
for things like MS Office but really not that great for CPU and memory  
intensive applications like Photoshop for 2 reasons: high memory usage  
and Parallels can only use 1 CPU core. I use it mainly for running  

VMWare might be a better solution if you need to run CPU intensive  
applications since it can use both CPUs and I think it might be a bit  
more memory efficient.

You can download and try both package from their respective websites.


On Apr 30, 2008, at 16:03, Christopher Williams wrote:

> Anyone using Parallels on their Macs? I may be getting a Macbook and  
> thinking about running Windows on it for some work software that  
> does not yet have Mac support. I'm just assuming Parallels is the  
> program to get. I know there are others such as Boot Camp.
> I plan on running XP and not Vista.
> I'm enjoying my iMac so much I really don't want to buy any more  
> PCs. Yes, I could run Parallels on my iMac but it's just for  
> processing/editing images and would prefer to leave it that way.
> Thanks in advance,
> Chris

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