Any student discounts on Parallels ?

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  1. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Looking to buy this and use it with Bootcamp. Hate having to reboot to use Windows..

    Any one know where I can buy a copy with student or any other discounts ?


    Thanks!!! :apple:
     
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  3. appletechpro macrumors regular

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    I would suggest downloading the trial version from their website and using that until Parallels Desktop 8 is released (should be soon).
     
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    As a Professor, I was able to get VMWare Fusion through the University for free since we had a special license with them.

    Now, I run both VMWare and Parallels and find I like Parallels better but VMWare is more compatible when using VMs from Windows.

    However, if you can get VMWare for free, you can buy Parallels for $29 from their site here.

    No matter what, I would check with my school to find out if they have a deal with either company.

    Good Luck!
    -P
     
  7. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks guys... I will check with my Univ. Hopefully, Univ of Colorado has some decent discounts! :apple:
     
  8. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how credible it is but check here

    I would like to wait for version 8 to hopefully see rMBP adaption
     
  9. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm able to get it for $9.99 with student discount. However, I'm wondering if the current version [ 7 ] supports rMBP ?
     
  10. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    It supports it but not the display. So it is very pixelated.
    Do you get it straight from your school for that price?
     
  11. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's a shame...

    Yes, straight from school...
     
  12. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it is. Hope version 8 has it.
     
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    do you need parallels for a specific reason? virtualbox is free.
     
  14. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    This. And it's easy to use, provides arguably better sandboxing, and is open source to boot.
     
  15. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's all I was familiar with... Going to try Virtualbox now!

    Thanks for the insight! :apple:
     
  16. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    If you ever have any desire to experiment with OSs, running Linux on it has been an absolute pleasure. Never used Windows, though.
     
  17. M5RahuL thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I'm going to do UBuntu and Win 7

    Not sure how much RAM to alot to Win 7 though... Have 16GB on the system.
     
  18. spike29 macrumors member

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    i have 16 GB as well. so i allocated 8 to windows 7 since i do play some games on the windows.
    i'm assuming that if OS X needs more than 8 GB ram, it will won't be capped at 8.
     
  19. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Win7 performs well as a VM with 4GB of RAM.
     
  20. mdapple macrumors regular

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    all VM's suck, just use bootcamp its a 15 second reboot time... big deal
     
  21. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    But wait what if you have a app that only works on windows and another app that only works on mac? And you have to use both at the same time.:0
     

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