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Mac hardware Virtualization

Should I buy a Mac now?

In short, it’s not a great time to buy a Mac unless you absolutely need one or you need to run Windows on your Mac. The transition to Apple Silicon ARM processors is as significant as Apple’s move to Intel chips in 2006. Imagine buying a PowerPC-based Mac six months before Apple released its first…

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Mac hardware Virtualization

The best performing PC is a Mac

  A study by a company that makes PC monitoring and administration tools found that the most reliable Windows laptop was the mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13″. This shouldn’t be entirely surprising. Apple computers have always been manufactured with top-grade components. Boot Camp provides the drivers to run Windows relatively seamlessly. While there are minor issues…

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Applications Virtualization

Parallels 8 First Impressions

Parallels Desktop 8 offers many enhancements over version 7. Most of the improvements have been covered by the various media outlets already, so this post won’t be a typical review. What I’d like to cover are some of the more esoteric issues that I discovered with Parallels 8. The first issue was particularly aggravating, but…

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Parallels 7 First Impressions

Currently, there are three options for desktop virtualization on the Mac.¬†VirtualBox is free, but it lacks some of the ease-of-use and fancy integration features available in its commercial counterparts¬†VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop. I have been running Fusion 3 for years, but I wanted to start running Lion as a guest OS. This is supported…