Parallels Desktop

Brent Anderson brentj84062 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 21:52:49 EST 2007


Hello.

Marian, you're right about boot camp and testing your product in the  
environment it will be running in, however Virtualization (especially  
with Parallels) has some very strong benefits. I like it since I'm  
able to work between Mac and Windows almost seamlessly, creating  
photoshop documents on the Mac and then programming a project with  
those files on the PC. If I were using Boot camp, I wouldn't have the  
luxury of dragging from Mac OS X and dropping into my windows  
development. I've also used my virtual machines when needing to run  
an app in OS X but also having to use a Windows only application  
simultaneously.

The real question you need to answer when choosing betwen  
virtualization and boot camp is do you need to interoperate? If you  
can live with just Windows running, then Boot camp will work just  
fine. If, however, you need to interoperate or you may need to create  
several machines, Virtualization is your solution. Revolution should  
function identically between the two, since the only serious  
shortcoming of Virtualization is the lack of GPU access and  
Revolution doesn't need such control. Do remember, however, that  
Vista can only run under virtualization if you are running the higher- 
end licenses (Business and Ultimate, I think), so unless you have one  
of those licenses, you won't be able to do Vista testing within any  
virtual environment.

Thanks,
Brent Anderson
Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center
On Feb 19, 2007, at 7:27 PM, Marian Petrides wrote:

> Mark
>
> If you're going to fork over $$ to get Windows, why run it in  
> Parallels. Why not just use Boot Camp?  My thinking is that I'd  
> like to have a full Windows install identical (except for Mac  
> drivers) to what my customers will be using, rather than testing in  
> a virtualized environment.
>
> But that's just my 2 cents worth.
>
> Marian
> On Feb 19, 2007, at 7:52 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
>
>> Mark, I'm about to do the same and am looking at "Cross Over Mac" at:
>>
>> <http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/? 
>> ad=22&gclid=CKu7o5OJuIoCFTQkGAodpHTCug>
>>
>> It appears that it's still quite THERE, but I like the idea of not  
>> having to have Windows.
>>
>> Joe Wilkins
>>
>> On Feb 19, 2007, at 5:44 PM, Mark Swindell wrote:
>>
>>> I'm about to bite on an Intel MacBook, I think.  Anybody using  
>>> Parallels with Rev?  Comments?  Suggestions?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Mark
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