Current State of Parallels 4.X?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Enigmafan420, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Anybody have any opinions on the latest version of 4.X? I am still awaiting some (mostly) positive feedback before taking the plunge.

    Last reports I saw still complained of it being slow and unstable.
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    I just installed it Friday morning. I already had Vista installed via Bootcamp and using Bootcamp of course it ran great on my iMac. I was interested in seeing how well it ran using Parrallels. The install took maybe 10 minutes and it actually runs very smooth and faster than I thought it would. I did notice in full screen mode it seems to run best. I thru it on it's own screen (spaces) and switched back and forth for about an hour and it runs great.
    I'm keeping it and will be using Parallels more often now.

    I'm happy with it.

    Edit* I should add I did not have any Vista Key (registration) issues either. When I was all done I booted to Vista using Bootcamp and had no problems.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I just want to throw out there that I used Parallels with Windows XP. Works great, it's smooth and performs very good.
  4. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Parallels 4 does have an issue with SSD and Boot Camp. Apparently, it cannot create the boot camp partition correctly to be used on Parallels virtually. Not sure if this is fixed, but it has been there since the Beta versions.

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