Parallels on the new MacBook??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by id-sign, May 17, 2006.

  1. id-sign macrumors member

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    Looking to buy a Macbook but want to make sure that Parallels will run on it- don't see why it wouldn't...

    Anyone try it yet?
     
  2. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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  3. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

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    No it doesn't. Boot Camp was made for PowerPC processors...:D (I'm sorry, I just want to confuse the newbies)
     
  4. AppleStrudle macrumors newbie

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    Virtualization

    I too am interested in running Parallels on a new MacBook. Does anyone know if the hardware virtualization support is enabled on the MacBook. I gather it isn't on the Mini - which makes things very slow.
     
  5. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine the Mac Mini running Windows XP alongside Mac OS X wouldn't be much of a thrill regardless. I use Boot Camp, however the things that I use Windows for require all my ram and processing power, so Parallels wouldn't be much use to me.

    The MacBook should be fine on Parallels as far as I know.
     
  6. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    I have installed Windows 2000 Pro using Parallels and it runs fine on my stock macbook 2GHz.
     
  7. plinden macrumors 68040

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    It isn't supposed to be, but apparently some Minis have virtualization turned off. You may find these of interest - link and link
     

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