Parallels v 3.0 Released

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  1. matperk macrumors 6502

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  3. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Perfect! I already have my upgrade key, and cant wait to see how this works.

    I can offer a mirror if the servers get slammed.
     
  4. brkirch macrumors regular

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    According to this post on the Parallels Support Forum Coherence will have similar functionality added in a future version of Parallels. And according to this post it will be a free update to Parallels 3.0.
     
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    Argh...the trial key they JUST sent me doesn't work...anyone else?
     
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    My upgrade key worked grand :)

    Installing ubuntu to see how good Linux Tools are.
     
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    It weirdly STILL doesn't have Ubuntu 7.04 under "Supported OSs"

    Argh! I got ANOTHER free key, and it didn't work...WTF?
     
  9. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Backup your VMs! The upgrade is not going well for me. Installing Parallels tools into my exisisting VM causes the application to crash, and makes for a startup error.

    --update--
    Got Parallels Tools installed. After it restarted itself, the computer then kernel panicked.

    It passed Direct X 9 Tests!
     
  10. Deerhunter04 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the mirror. Parallels download was going extremely slow from their download link.

    I can't wait to try it!
     
  11. brkirch macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is important to backup your VMs and restart Mac OS X after installing Parallels.

    Edit: Never mind, the installer automatically restarts Mac OS X.
     
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    OK, so I used the Parallels uninstaller...then reinstalled...then tried ALL THREE keys I got sent, with the same error message (This key cannot be used in the current version of Parallels) :(
     
  13. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I am looking forward to VMWare's final release. Every day I use Parallels, I am reminded how bad its UI is.
     
  14. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Oh, this is a pickle.

    I purchased my key on [size=+1] May 31st[/size]

    Hoping they'll give me some leeway, official policy says anyone who bought after May 1st gets a free upgrade
     
  15. DrEwe macrumors member

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    Is an upgrade from the last version free (and easy)?

    I just bought a copy of Parallels from the on-line store at Apple on Tuesday - it shipped yesterday and hasn't arrived yet. I assume it will be the older version. Can I upgrade on line after I install or should I just download the new version and do a clean install?:confused:

    Thanks
     
  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    OMG.. what a day...

    It's all about Windows on Mac today! :D

    Seriously what a gr8 day. Gr8 new rumors, new Boot Camp, and now this.
    The most anticipated version of Parallels! And they launched it before the WWDC!
    Got my pre-order discount a couple of days ago, so I'll be testing (eh.. read: playing with) this baby coming weekend on my MBP!

    :cool:
     
  17. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Glad to see it's official now - I had been reading about version 3.0 on the Parallels website for several days already. When I get around to buying my new MBP and my new iMac, Parallels will definitely be an essential piece of software for me. :cool:
     
  18. shawnce macrumors 65816

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    Is this a file mirror you setup yourself? If so did you ask permission to distribute their product? If not you shouldn't have created the mirror... nor should anyone trust what you mirror.
     
  19. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm exclusively using Parallels to check out web pages we develop in IE6 and IE7... not sure I'll bother with the upgrade right now...

    ...unless anyone can provide me with a very good reason or two... ;)
     
  20. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    If you have installed it, how is the 3D? Good enough for games?

    Because I only use for Windows for games and have been using Boot Camp up until now.
     
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    They are evidently out to get you
     
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    Jeezz... could you be any more uptight?
     
  24. DrEwe macrumors member

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    Where is their official policy stated? I cant find it on the Parallels website...
     
  25. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Ok, so far going to Full Screen doesn't work like it used to. It used to set the resolution of the virtual OS to the host OS, now it doesn't. Great!
     

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