Windows font scaling

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Newtons Apple, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    Does a program like Parallels handle font scaling with Windows better than BootCamp?

    Retina screens with BootCamp make windows unusable.
     
  2. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it does. But be warned you will end up trapped in an upgrade cycle. It's common for major updates of OS X to break Parallels and then Parallels will release a major update to fix it but charge you for it. As long as you're prepared to buy a new version of Parallels every year you'll be fine.
     
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    Thanks for the warning, not sure if I like being held up by gunpoint to force me to upgrade!
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    IME it's usually every two years for Parallels. They grudgingly support the n-1 version for the current OS but not with all the bells whistles. I'm still on v10, but will likely have to upgrade if I want to continue running it on Sierra.

    They're knocking v11 out at at a discount currently but it's a bad buy as v12 is in private beta. I'd suggest waiting until they offer v11 with a free upgrade to v12 which will likely be in a couple of months time.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    In the macOS forum, people seem to be reporting no issues with Parallels and the beta, unlike prior times where the beta broke parallels.

    Personally, I did not like the scaling that vmware provided compared to bootcamp, but i've not revisited that for a long time, and parallels may do a better job.
     

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