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2 September, 2009

Parallels now for the Windows and Linux

Run multiple operating systems on your machine!
I have been using Parallels Desktop for Mac since the first day I got the Intel-based iMac in late 2006 (24-inch, 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo). It has been a great to run Windows and a few other OSes under Mac OS X.

Now, Parallels is offering Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Windows and Linux. That is, you can run the powerful virtualisation software under Windows and Linux. You can run a huge number of Guest OSes (including Windows 7) under Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Windows and Linux.

Desktop virtualization for everyday use!
From application developers to power users and corporate desktops, personal computer virtualization software has become a mainstream component in the productivity toolkit. Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows & Linux includes superior technology bundled together in an easy to use package.

The best solution for your needs
Improve reaction time
Parallels templating, VM cloning and pre-built virtual appliances allow you to eliminate repetitive tasks and respond faster to trouble shooting, testing & web development needs. Build once and share virtual machines across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X to support distributed teams and improve consistency.

Increase productivity
Integration of host and virtual machines is a key component of usability and productivity. Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows & Linux simplifies the sharing of removable media, USB devices, files, folders and copy/paste across the host and virtual machines to help streamline getting the job done.

Enable widespread adoption
Streamlined installation process, easy to use interface and Coherence integration for Windows all make Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows & Linux easy enough to use every day.

Buy new Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows & Linux!

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Posted by Antony on 2 September 2009 11:55 PM |
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It's cool to see them port over Parallels to reach a larger user base, though I have a feeling most Windows and Linux users will stick to free virtualization products like VirtualBox and VirtualPC. (I myself am a VirtualBox user.)
Posted by Don_HH2K on 3 September 2009 11:39 AM.
I guess the main competitor for Parallels would be the famous VMWare.
One way or the other, more choices or competition is usually good for the consumers.
Posted by Antony on 3 September 2009 12:24 PM.
I actually only really see VMware being used by businesses. Most people I know use VirtualBox, though Virtual PC is a somewhat user-friendlier option for most people.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 3 September 2009 2:01 PM.
Can I assume that most people you know are like you, into open source and freeware?
Posted by Antony on 6 September 2009 12:25 AM.
Not necessarily, but they are people that aren't about to spend money on a product if they can get much the same thing for free.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 6 September 2009 12:37 PM.
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