Parallels Desktop

Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 20 12:59:27 EST 2007


On 2/20/07 8:48 AM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:

> Neal Campbell wrote:
> 
>> I think in terms of speed you are correct but I have been using
>> Parallels for about 4 months now> I have problems with Parallels
>> running  programs like Rhapsody so I am pretty sure there are some
>> compromises "under the hood".
> 
> What is "Rhapsody", and why do you suppose it works so differently from
> other apps that run perfectly under Parallels?

I use Rhapsody to play unlimited music from their library for $10 per month,
which is fairly extensive... lots of jazz albums I would not otherwise
listen to.   You can set you own playlists by searching their library.  The
music will only play on you PC.  For an extra $5 you can download the
'portable' version of the music that can be uploaded to a player (not the
iPod, however), but not transferred or burned to CD.

On the Mac PPC (G5 dual running OSX 10.4.7) it works on both Safari and
FireFox 2+, but works better in FireFox.  Not perfect, but better... with
occasional crashes and scrollbars disappearing.

Since this runs in a browser environ, there are probably many issues that
limit fabulous performance.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas





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