Parallels - Which is best for Mac Pro?

ammon

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So now that my Mac Pro is almost here I am looking at getting a virtual machine for it.

Parallels has their "Desktop" and their "Workstation" virtual machines. But there is $30 difference!

I've looked through their site and read the specs, but I don't see a lot of difference between them.

Has anyone tried both? What exactly is the difference? Is the extra $30 worth it????
 

balamw

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ammon said:
So now that my Mac Pro is almost here I am looking at getting a virtual machine for it.

Parallels has their "Desktop" and their "Workstation" virtual machines. But there is $30 difference!

I've looked through their site and read the specs, but I don't see a lot of difference between them.

Has anyone tried both? What exactly is the difference? Is the extra $30 worth it????
Assuming you want to run OS X you need Desktop for Mac. The $79 version is the only one that will run under OS X. Mac Pro support is still unreleased, but a release candidate is available. Workstation only runs under Windows or Linux.

You can find it for cheaper, I got mine for $39 after rebat at Fry's

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phantasm10

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balamw said:
Assuming you want to run OS X you need Desktop for Mac. The $79 version is the only one that will run under OS X. Mac Pro support is still unreleased, but a release candidate is available. Workstation only runs under Windows or Linux.

You can find it for cheaper, I got mine for $39 after rebat at Fry's

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When was it $39 AR at Fry's?
 

ammon

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Okay I feel like a retard. I assumed that Parallels only made virtual software for OS X, so I assumed that both worked under OS X.

Thanks for setting me straight! :eek:
 

balamw

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phantasm10 said:
When was it $39 AR at Fry's?
End of July/August. There was a thread here on it.
ammon said:
Thanks for setting me straight!
No worries. With the number of people buying Macs just to strip them of OS X these days, I wasn't sure ;)

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