Deos parallel work

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  1. SublimeProgie macrumors member

    SublimeProgie

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    ok, so i work at the tech center for my university ad a lady called me the other day asking about a piece of softwear called parallel. her understaning was that you could run windows programs on a mac without the intel processor if you were using this program.

    I was just curious if anyone here has had any experiece with this program. I can't really see it working without the chip, but i thought i would ask anyways. thanks for any help

    sp
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Parallels only works (and very well too) on Intel Macs. VPC is the program that works on PPC Macs, and is much slower.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    And just to confirm that either way you need a full legal copy of Windows. Parallels or VPC on their own do not allow you to run Windows software.
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    parallels only runs on a macintel. for ppc, your only real option (that i know of) would be virtual pc.


    edit: wow i'm slow. when i went to add to the thread, there was only the OP. by the time i'd posted, there were two replies! haha
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Parallels works very well, actually much better than I would ever have guessed: Example :)
     
  6. SublimeProgie thread starter macrumors member

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    k cool, that is what i thought thanks for the fast response

    sp
     

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