Parallels

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ainippe, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Ainippe macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any experience running "Parallels"? It has been recommended to me to I can run both OS's.:)
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

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    Yes, I do. I've been running it since it was in Beta back in 2006.
     
  3. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    Installing Parallels will affect the performance of MBP?
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    No difference in performance when parallels is not running.

    As for when the VM is running it depends on the Mac and what resources are allocated to the VM.
     
  5. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Here's an example, I have a late 2012 Mac Mini dual core i5 and it can easily run 3 VMs at once, however I do have an SSD. When I had the hard drive I found the VMs to run really slow, but the Mac side was still fine.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Thousands upon thousands of people. It works fine.
     
  7. j.benj macrumors member

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    Yep, works very well. I've been running Win7 x64 on a Parallels VM for a couple years now and haven't had a whole lot of issues. On average the VM is pretty snappy with most applications I've tried.
     

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