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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
FREE ESET CyberSecurity for Mac with Purchase--while supplies last!
$79.99
Your Price: $34.40
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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.

Thanks,
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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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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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Duff-Man says...while the software *is* in fact quite good and I've been a user since v1, paying full price is almost unheard of given the number of times they have offered deals (macupdate bundles, sales, deal of the day etc etc)...always pays do do your homework a little before paying top dollar for something, unless of course you need it right away....oh yeah!
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:58 AM   #8
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Just bought my first mac in 6 years thanks for the heads up
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:53 AM   #9
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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   #10
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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 17, 2013, 03:01 AM   #11
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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?
You need a separate windows licence.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:45 AM   #12
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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?
Yes you need to buy windows too.

Although I don't use windows much I have used it for torrents and maybe using some software that isn't avail on Mac. It's nice to keep all that kind of stuff away from your mac and if worst comes to worst then you can just delete the virtual machine and start over.

I use Fusion which does the same thing, but I hear parallels is good too, You can't go wrong with either I think.
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Groupon has Paralells 7 for 18 dollars right now

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-para...c-1?c=all&p=17

Not sure if it works with Mountain Lion though
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:38 PM   #14
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macmall has it with a full price rebate, but you have to buy a Mac to go with it! I am still awaiting my money from them.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:04 PM   #15
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Groupon has Paralells 7 for 18 dollars right now

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-para...c-1?c=all&p=17

Not sure if it works with Mountain Lion though
Does for me. Not ure of the differences between it and P8.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:12 AM   #16
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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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Old Feb 19, 2013, 10:18 AM   #17
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Does for me. Not ure of the differences between it and P8.
FWIW:
http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/whatsnew
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