Win7 in Parallels on Retina Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BJonson, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. BJonson macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2010
    If parallels is updated for retina do you think that will trickle down to all the windows apps or are we screwed in terms of text sharpness until windows updates every app which will take years?
  2. djmoody macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    My greatest fear is paralells will call this upgrade worthy and charge more money
  3. vbtwo31984 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Windows has native DPI scaling, which work pretty well. Unless a program uses bitmaps for text, they should scale pretty well. All Parallels has to do is expose the native resolution to Windows, and then you should be able to set scaling there.

    You will have a problem with UI elements, etc that are bitmap and which will get stretched and look blurry.

    Also, in Windows 8, all Metro style apps should be either using vector based graphics for their UI or least provide a few versions of bitmaps (I think Microsoft guidelines say you should provide 3 versions) so they should scale pretty well.
  4. BJonson thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2010
    Like death and taxes.
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Lol probably correct unfortunately. Timing might indicative too. They upgraded 6-7 right after they put 6 in the MacUpdate bundle...and 7 is in the current one. Might be coincidence but it seems too perfect.
  6. NetCatman macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    And ML is just around the corner...
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    I wish this was my greatest fear. :)
  8. eron macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    It's updated already. Someone with RMBP test it out please! See if the resolution is better than apps like Word for Mac.
  9. theoski, Jun 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012

    theoski macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    It sure looks like crap. Text is the worst. Interfaces in Word, Excel are manageable. Using Windows DPI setting is useless.

    Lots of work ahead.
  10. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    Which scaling mode were you running; have you tried the "more space" options? Would you be able to show us a screenshot of the poor text?
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Are you running in 2880x1800 in Windows?
  12. theoski macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    I tried all. Sticking for right now with 1440x900. Higher resolutions with changing dpi looks actually less usable.
  13. VacantPsalm macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    If they do, I hope they also include the next version of DirectX. What are they on, ver 9? I'd buy an update if it made games run better.

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