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Old Feb 15, 2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Parallels 8 for $34.40 (Hurry)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832714033

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac - OEM
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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Now you tell me. I bought it for full price about a month ago.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Now you tell me. I bought it for full price about a month ago.
Same here. Freaking $80.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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sorry to hear that

How do you like Parallels 8 so far?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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With Parallels, what is the difference with OEM vs Retail.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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Usually OEM software is sold with hardware, and usually at a lower price than retail. Some OEM software, such as Windows, can only be activated on the original machine it's installed on.

This special aside, who would pay $80 for an OEM copy of Parallels 8, when a full retail box can be bought from Bestbuy for $70?
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sorry to hear that

How do you like Parallels 8 so far?
This is my first foray into virtualization -- I had always done Bootcamp previously but for some reason my MBP hangs when rebooting into Win7 in clamshell mode. But I digress.

Parallels seems do do better with more RAM allocated to it. There are also a few little features that attempt to integrate the way one accesses Windows into the OSX interface. I couldn't tell from the reviews which was better VMware or Parallels so I took the recommendation of a friend.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:56 AM   #8
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As a recent Mac owner, I still don't quite understand one part. With Parallels 8, do you still have to have a copy of Windows to install or does the software come with Windows already?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:12 AM   #9
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832714033

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac - OEM
FREE ESET CyberSecurity for Mac with Purchase--while supplies last!
$79.99
Your Price: $34.40
With Promo Code
EMCXVWR68
Thanks for the info!
I ordered a copy and I'm anxious to see how well it runs as I've never used a virtual machine on a mac (just bought my first mac).
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