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Parallels Desktop 6 coming September 13, with better 3D support and Windows/Mac integration

Parallels, Inc. has taken the wrappings off of its new desktop virtualization software (yes, the same app which was already spotted on some store shelves -- looks like a few retailers jumped the gun), and provided TUAW with a look. The update adds over 80 new and enhanced features, with better supp...

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Parallels Desktop 6 appears on store shelves

No official announcement from the virtualization mavens at Parallels, but it appears that the next version of the company's Mac app for Windows virtual machines is already popping up at retail. Sharp-eyed reader Matthew Fern snapped this shot of Parallels Desktop 6 already on sale at Fry's Electr...

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VMWare Fusion 3.1 beta available

On Monday VMWare released the Fusion 3.1 beta with some nice changes, including support for OpenGL 2.1 and 2TB virtual disks. There are more than 10 changes or improvements in this beta, including improved graphics performance for games and 3D apps (via OpenGL 2.1), improved USB and Boot Camp sup...

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Found Footage: VMware gets schooled by Parallels in MacTech benchmarks

Many Mac owners who install Windows do so for gaming. Those uninterested in Boot Camp can try out virtualization software, which lets you run Windows in a virtual environment on a Mac. The two most popular are VMWare Fusion and Parallels. Before making a purchase decision, wouldn't it be great to...

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How to run Windows apps for free with Wine on OS X

There are many options for running Windows programs on the Mac. Boot Camp, for instance, is included with OS X for installing Windows on a separate partition. Parallels, VMware, and Sun offer virtualization software that let you run your Windows programs without logging out of OS X. And then there's...

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Boot Camp Drivers update 2.2 for Windows available

Earlier today, Apple released version 2.2 of Boot Camp drivers for Windows. Installation requires Boot Camp 2.1 to have been previously installed as well as Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista. Boot Camp is included with Leopard and Snow Leopard and lets you install Windows on an Intel-based Mac. Sh...

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Parallels Desktop 5 ships with a host of new and improved features

There are two kinds of people in the Mac world: those who sometimes need Windows, and those who don't. If you're one of the latter group, feel free to skip the rest of this post. Parallels 5 for Mac has been released, with Snow Leopard compatibility, Windows 7 support, full support for Aero, inc...

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VMware Fusion 3.0: Take 2

Update 5:30p: VMware's Pat Lee has acknowledged the problems on the serial-number system and has posted a universal 30-day trial license code and download link to allow users to install the new version. --- I never was able to upgrade to a paid version of Fusion 3.0, so I downloaded a demo versio...

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VMware ships Fusion 3.0

Today is release day for VMware Fusion 3.0. The app has more than 50 new enhancements including: Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Snow Leopard kernels. Integrated Migration Assistant guides you through migrating from the PC to a virtual machine. First virtualization product to support for ...

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Windows 7 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard at no additional cost

Anil Dash has described how to run Windows 7 on a Mac running OS 10.6 -- as a virtual machine -- for free (after you buy Windows 7, of course). It's not very tricky and, according to Anil, works well. Start by installing Windows 7 in Boot Camp and wait while it grabs the necessary drivers (the durat...

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VMware Fusion 3 supercharged for Snow Leopard

The latest release of VMware's top-notch virtualization software "Fusion" has been announced and some of the new features are definitely worth taking a look. For the uninitiated, virtualization is the act of simulating a guest operating system while running a host operating system. Put simply, it al...

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VMWare Fusion 2.06 hits the streets

VMWare has pushed out another update to Fusion, the popular virtualization app. Version 2.06 was released yesterday. The 289 MB download includes multiple fixes for running Fusion in a 32-bit Snow Leopard environment. The release includes enhancements for better 3D performance on Macs with Nvidia ca...

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VMware Fusion 2.0.5 update squashes bugs, adds 10.6 support

VMware Fusion has now been updated to version 2.05. The release number is Build 173382. It is a free update to all Fusion 1 and Fusion 2 owners. The update includes: Support for Mac OS X Server guest operating systems with Intel Xeon 5500 and 3500 series processors Experimental support for Sn...

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WWDC Live: Serguei Beloussov, Parallels CEO

Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels, was gracious enough to sit down with us to talk about his take on the Keynote, WWDC in general and some enhancements which were announced at the Parallels shindig at Jillian's. The acoustics in the room were very echo-y and I picked up a lot of air noise and fire...

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Install Windows 7 on a Mac

Raise your hand if you remember when a Mac was a Mac and a Windows machine was a Windows machine, and never the twain shall meet. I sure do. Change has come. Our own Christina Warren has written an exhaustive set of instructions for installing Windows 7 on a Mac over at our sister site, Download Sq...

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