Wow. This is awesome! My current Parallels disk partition is a bit on the small side and now I can easily make it bigger using GParted. I just assumed I was stuck with the original partition size.
Windows Vista is now officially released to the public and I’m bored already.
Once upon a time it was a really exciting event when Microsoft rolled out a new version of Windows. Remember the hoopla and anticipation surrounding the release of Windows 95? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy and play with all the new toys. It was as if the future was arriving on a computer near you!
So why does it seem like the release of Windows Vista (and pretty much all other Microsoft products – Zune?) is now such a non-event? It’s not as if Microsoft hasn’t splashed the cash on promoting the release of Vista. Continue reading
Windows on the Mac Changes Everything by David Kirkpatrick.
I’m a long time Mac OS X user and I’ve been using Parallels technology to run Windows on my Macbook Pro for a couple of months. I have to say, even my older version of Parallels is pretty awesome. The new Parallels features that are coming out (particularly “coherence mode” and full drag ‘n drop support!) remove almost all the excuses for running having to run a dedicated Windows machine. The only real reason to not go with Paralles is if you’re really into gaming and need 3D directx.
A particularly interesting quote from the article:
In June 2005 I broke the news that Michael Dell wanted to ship Mac OS on Dell machines. Last week in an e-mail he confirmed to me that his thinking hasn’t changed. “We would offer MacOS,” he wrote, “if customers wanted it and Apple would license it on reasonable terms…It’s Apple’s decision.”
The pressures are building on Steve Jobs. Eventually, as virtualization improves, it will prove harder and harder not to accede to Dell and others who want to sell his software in different ways.
Can you imagine buying a Dell that came pre-installed with Mac OS X Leopard, Parallels, and a pre-installed MS Windows VM?