Some quality time

September 29, 2006 by Gabe | [mmd] |


Parallels has just released RC2 of Desktop for Mac. While the Mac Pro received some love a few weeks back with a beta release, Parallels has put some real quality into this release candidate. Not only is it compatible with Vista and developer builds of Leopard, but there is no longer a RAM restriction. Parallels was only recognizing 3GB before.

I have to ask myself though, are there people out there with $2K of RAM in their Mac Pro that do not have a PC sitting under their desk to run windows on?

Here's the FAQ sheet for this release:

No RAM limitations
No hardware reconfigurations
while using Windows and it’s critical applications on new 64-bit Mac Pro towers and iMacs.
Other improvements & fixes that make Parallels Desktop even easier to use:

New! Compatibility with developer build of Mac OS X 10.5, code-named “Leopard”
New! Experimental support for Windows Vista
Solaris guest OS no longer hangs after suspend/resume
An improved Parallels Tools package
Full support for OpenBSD 3.8 as a guest operating system
G4U hard disk cloning tool now works in virtual machines
Better video output improvement and acceleration
Added multi interface USB devices support (including Windows Mobile 2005 devices)
Added isochronous USB devices support (including WebCam devices)
Keyboard support improvement: Eject CD key support, left/right Shift/Ctrl/Alt (Option)/Windows keys difference support
Added virtual disk cache policy option: Mac OS X performance optimized or guest OS performance optimized
Image Tool fixes
Optimized disk cache policy for Suspend/Resume feature
Windows ME Suspend/Resume fix
Shared Folders first time access acceleration
Clipboard synchronization tool fixes (unreadable symbols sometimes added during copy and paste)
Sound playback and recording improvement
“Unable to allocate virtual memory” during virtual machine power on fix

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