should Parallels 5 be running in 64-bit?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by btownguy, May 8, 2010.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

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    It appears to be running in 32-bit. Does it just support 64-bit guest OS's, or should it be running in 64-bit itself?
     
  2. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    To my knowledge, Parallels is only available in 32 bit at the present time.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Regardless of whether Parallels (or vmware for that matter) is 64bit, the fact remains it makes little sense to run a guest OS as 64bit as the overhead negates any 64bit benefit.
     
  4. yensteel macrumors regular

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    Although I agree that a lot of applications do not require to be 64 bit, I think Parallels is one of those apps that can make use of it's benefits.

    I also think that running 32 bit OSes should suffice.
     

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