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Why Should you get Parallel Desktop for Mac A lot of PC users are watching closely on the growth of popularity on Apple products. Parallels Desktop for Mac provides an awesome alternative - running Windows directly from within Mac OS X. The developers have tried to create as seamless an experience as possible, incorporating features like Coherence, which let you open a Windows application from the Mac OS X Dock, and SmartSelect, which lets you open Mac documents with Windows applications (and vice versa). The benefit of this is it is now possible to run various program like Windows XP or Vista on an Apple Mac computer. With the Parallel Desktop for MAC, it now enables Apple MAC user to use Windows, Linux, and more side by side with MAC OS or any Intel Powered MAC without rebooting. There?s a lot of benefits Parallel Desktop has to offer and these includes opening windows file with MAC Application and Mac files with Windows Application using parallel SmartSelect. Share files and folders between Windows and MAC. It?s now possible to browse windows folder and access files without launching windows with Parallel Explorer. Even running selected PC games on Mac with supports to 3D graphics. These key features give a lot more convenience to Apple Mac users. Imagine running windows like a native Mac application without rebooting. Parallel not only gives you free-floating Windows apps in its Coherence mode, but it also drops the Windows Taskbar atop the dock (or you can move it to the top of the screen, under the Finder menu bar). The Parallel includes a set of utilities that lets you do all kinds of interesting things. There's a migration tool (Parallels Transporter); a program that lets you browse a virtual hard drive without actually launch Parallels (Parallels Explorer); a program for managing the size of virtual disks (Parallels Image Tool). New to a recent upgrade is SmartSelect, which lets you associate file types with applications on the guest operating system. For example, if someone sends you a Word document via Apple Mail, you can use SmartSelect to designate the Windows version of Word to open the file when you double-click it. You can also reverse this, so double-clicking files in Windows causes them to be opened in Mac applications. Even for PC gamer, this has been a big breakthrough because for gamers, the biggest advantage Parallels Desktop 3.0 offers is the ability to run games. Almost all games in the PC space require 3D graphics acceleration, even the casual ones, and up to now, Parallels has not had any 3D graphics acceleration at all.

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how to install ubuntu linux apple macbook pro notebook


Safest option would be to purchase a specialised virtualisation software product like paralleles Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac The 1 choice of customers worldwide to run. OR Fusion http://www.vmware.com/au/products/fusion

then download an .iso which is a cd image of Ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx

the LTS version of Ubuntu stands for long term support, the version that
will most likely work on your mac will be the 64bit version.

I would suggest using a virtualisation program rather than replacing the
mac operating system so that you can be running both mac os and ubuntu
at the same time, without having to shutdown one to access the other.

Hopr this helps.

Mar 16, 2014 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

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how can I run windows as well as mac os on my notebook


You can check out Parallels or VMWare Fusion which will allow you to run Windows & OSX side-by-side.

http://www.parallels.com/

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html


Hope that helps!

Sep 09, 2012 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

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Parallel Desktop on Mac OS X


Ahh - Parallels is working but can't locate the disk image for XP (assuming) that was created by Apple's BootCamp.

Locate the image "disk0.hdd". Once found, copy it to your "Documents/Parallels/My Boot Camp/ " folder (you're logged in on the Mac as jeremybrunelle right ?)

Nov 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Parallels Desktop


Hi toy4runner,

Did you check the permissions of the folders that need to be openend by parallels to get to the file? (just select the folders one by one and for ech of them press apple - I and check the permissions section of the information pane. Chnaces are Parallels is trying to access a folder but doesn't have the right permission.
If all seems okay, check this:
http://kb.parallels.com/en/4680

Hope it helps

Apr 27, 2008 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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