Parallels - Which is best for Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ammon, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. ammon macrumors regular

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    So now that my mac pro is almost here I am looking at getting a virtual machine for it.

    Parallels has their "Desktop" and their "Workstation" virtual machines. But there is $30 difference!

    I've looked through their site and read the specs, but I don't see a lot of difference between them.

    Has anyone tried both? What exactly is the difference? Is the extra $30 worth it????
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Assuming you want to run OS X you need Desktop for Mac. The $79 version is the only one that will run under OS X. Mac Pro support is still unreleased, but a release candidate is available. Workstation only runs under Windows or Linux.

    You can find it for cheaper, I got mine for $39 after rebat at Fry's

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  3. phantasm10 macrumors member

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    When was it $39 AR at Fry's?
     
  4. ammon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay I feel like a retard. I assumed that Parallels only made virtual software for OS X, so I assumed that both worked under OS X.

    Thanks for setting me straight! :eek:
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    End of July/August. There was a thread here on it.
    No worries. With the number of people buying Macs just to strip them of OS X these days, I wasn't sure ;)

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