Parallels

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dor4231, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. dor4231 macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy a copy of parallels 11.

    They have a promotion this days and they sell the second license in 50% discount.

    I am looking for a partner to buy it.

    Please contact me:
    Name: Dor.
    email: dor4231@gmail.com
     
  2. dor4231 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No one wants parallels?!
    Just tell me why is that?
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    If performance is not an issue, Virtualbox is free.

    If performance is an issue, Bootcamp is the way to go.
     
  4. Spink10 Suspended

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    I already have Parallels 10 and refuse (well not completely) to purchase the next version. I only use it seldom for two programs.
     
  5. dor4231 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is the only VM program that works as smooth as the original windows. The only program thats have such an easy interface - have a windows VM in a click. You don't need to set the settings every time and do not need to assign space in HD.

    I am not a promoter, this is my impression from the two weeks trail.
     
  6. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    You o
    You only waited a day!

    Fusion!
     
  7. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Dor, glad you enjoy using Parallels. Fusion from VMware too, offers an excellent experience. Those that are more savvy might opt for VirtualBox (if their software applications have no issues). For some, they are frustrated with the costing of the upgrades and when they are timed to line up with upgrades to OSX and saying their last version may not work with the new OSX (forcing you to upgrade at times). Personally, I used Win 7 Pro for one licensed application and 3 free apps that have no counterpart in OSX). Both Fusion and Parallels work excellent for my applications and Win 7. VirtualBox wont work with my licensed application so it was a no-go.
     
  8. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Oh to mention Fusion I currently wouldn't recommend for Broadwell devices as they it does not support DirectX 10 unlike Parallel. I have sent a bug report to VMware so hopefully they fix it but if one is in need of a VM and is using the 13" rMBP or rMB Parallel is recommended (there is a difference between using DirectX 9 and 10). But one can always use Bootcamp if they don't mind switching back and forth.
     
  9. JSC macrumors member

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    I use Parallels 10 and upgraded to 11. It's worked very well for me. I particularly like Convergence mode. All the Windows apps (and other tools you wish to place there) appear in the Dock with a double red bar denoting they're Windows apps. You can move easily between Mac and Windows apps in the same way you'd move between Mac apps. For the minimal cost of an upgrade or even a new purchase, what's your time worth. How much of it do you wish to spend messing with VirtualBox's ability to support apps or rebooting with Bootcamp each time you want to go between apps? VMware may also do these functions, but I don't have any experience with it.
     
  10. dor4231 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you guys!

    This is the kind of replay I wished for.
    I tried many VM programs, I surprised to find out that Parallels works exactly as I need it to be.
    Still looking for a partner to buy it :)
     

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