Parallels Screenshot.

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by daneoni, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    So i finally got around to trying out parallels and i have to say its better than i expected. It VERY fast for a virtual machine. Even did some analysis and the results....well look below. You need 2GB to somewhat comfortably use this....4GB preferred.

    However it still needs work. USB devices such as thumb drives and iPods aren't recognised due to conflicts with OS X and no gaming. Overall i prefer it to Bootcamp simply because i don't have to restart everytime, i can switch/transfer files between OSX/XP seamlessly, keyboard layout is preserved which can be a problem as i still dunno how to get the 3 finger salute (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and i get my backlit keyboard function . Whats not to like?

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  2. kentrox99 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I installed it this weekend and am very impressed as well. I am running Win2k and Fedora Core 6 on a macbook. I have 1 gig of memory and both linux and windows run great.
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    I use Parallels with 1.25GB RAM and it works fine. I was using it with 512MB RAM, but that was kind of slow, but still useable. It's a great application!

    I really wish flash drives were supported, as you said, the unmounting in OS X and trying it in Parallels doesn't work. OS X finds it again and Parallels says it's already being used. I haven't tried my external HD yet, but I'm guessing the same thing will happen!
  4. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    Thanks for the pics. I'm looking to try this as soon as it will work with my existing BC partition-- as it stands, it won't for some reason.
  5. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Yeah i tried but it wouldn't work so i just started from scratch and cloned my BC partition into parallels (manually) and then deleted the BC partition.

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