Parallels on MacBook

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  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

    jamescwarren

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    I have just bought a new MacBook (2.0 GHz, 120 GB HD, 1 GB RAM) and was wondering, what would running Parallels on a MacBook be like in full screen? Would it be OK? All I would be using it for would be MSN Messender and probably internet browsing on sites that don't work in Safari. And if I used MSN Messenger in Parallels, is there a hack or any way that I can get my iSight to work with it? Thanks.
     
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    I think Parallels should run just as well on a MacBook as on a MacBook Pro, since there's no graphics acceleration anyway.
    If you can find a driver for the iSight somewhere, it should work. Check if Apple have released one.
     
  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    It runs great, but why run fullscreen? FWIW, if you really do want to run fullscreen you can toggle back and forth between OS X and XP.
     
  4. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    I have it running on a 2Ghz Macbook with 1.2gig of ram. It runs well both in a window and full screen. My preference is running it in a window so that I can just mouse over and use apps in OS X.
     
  5. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    My prefered method is running XP full screen on a seperate Virtue desktop and then scrolling back and forth. Quick and easy.
     
  6. RaNdOm macrumors regular

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    How do you do this? I have tried linking a desktop to my Windows running in full screen mode, but I can't get the thing to work properly. A step by step would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. atmenterprises macrumors regular

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    Follow this link to the Parallel's support forum:

    http://forum.parallels.com/post10666-3.html

    I followed it step-by-step and now that fullscreen thing works flawlessly.

    Michael
     

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