Thursday, November 30, 2006

Praise Be Parallels Desktop's Performance

I mean, what else can I say? If you watch the attached video, you'll see what I mean.

  • Mac OS X 10.4.8, Parallels Desktop
  • Windows XP, Internet Explorer 7
  • Fedora Core 6, Firefox 2
  • Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop, Firefox 2
All running on my usual 2GHz Core Duo MacBook with 2 GB RAM (512MB/VM).

Performance is awesome. The video is in real time and the only reason the VMs were set to 800x600 was to try and keep the screencast relatively crisp when converted to a small FLV.

Tip: It's in the docs and all, but it took me a while to remember how to launch multiple windows in Parallels Desktop, since it loads VMs in the same window when opening them: File menu » New Window

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