Who here thinks Microsoft is going to buy Parallels Inc?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm willing to bet the farm that it will happen.
     
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    zephead

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    They could just stay with their typical Micro$oft selves and (avoiding innovation, once again) want to buy some company that already has their work done for them, and call it VirtualPC. Not to mention the effect they will have on possibly choosing to not let Apple in on "their" product. It's sickening. :mad:
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    If you had a farm, you would lose it. Parallels Workstation would bring nothing to Microsoft. Microsoft's virtualization strategy was much larger than Virtual PC for the Mac. It is now in complete shambles. The death of VPC UB is only the latest example.
     
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    balamw

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    IF Microsoft were to buy anyone in this market, I would guess it would be VMWare, not Parallels. VMWare is the one they tried to undercut by making the Windows versions of Virtual PC 2004 available for free....

    Enterprise virtualization is a big deal. MS got in the game with their acquisition of Connectix technologies, but VMWare still rules the roost.

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    dejo

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    I think there's a very good chance that Microsoft will acquire Parallels, Inc. I even surmised so in a post in another thread. They would (half-heartedly) promise support for years to come and then eventually drop the product. Why does this sound so familiar? Because that's what they did with Connectix.
     
  7. macrumors G4

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    This fact that you posted this elsewhere does not make you any less mistaken.
     

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