Video of Parallels running Windows XP on Mac OS X showing real time clock

“prodedgy” has posted a second screen movie capture of Windows XP running via Parallels virtualization software on Mac OS X which shows the Mac OS X clock running in real time, “so people can see I didn’t edit or accelerate the video.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Paul L.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Cool, due to my post that i said that the url typing with letters and numbers were to fast to be true, this guy made this video again with the clock.

    So i come to the conclusion that this is not fake, and he must be a darn fast url typer!


  2. Does anyone know if using this type of Windows solution (as opposed to using Boot Camp) will somehow open up OSX (and the hard drive space it resides on) to any vulnerabilities, viruses or other concens that would be avoided by simply using the “re-boot method” used with Boot Camp?



  3. This my friends is the killer app that will be used far more than Boot Camp for the average switcher.

    Gamers will still prefer the dual-boot option to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of their machines, but for productivity, running your Windows apps side by side with your Mac OS X apps is the key. Then one day when the Windows apps are no longer needed, you just delete the disk image off your hard drive and you’re done with it forever.

  4. Protects Windows! Wow!

    If that’s the case, I agree that this will be used more often than Boot Camp (except for gaming), as the switching back and forth would be very useful for people (like myself) quickly testing website changes on Win browsers..

    Very cool!


  5. No, Windows is not “safe” inside Mac OS X. It is more safe from outside hacking, but not from malware. What you put on your computer is still your responsibility.

    Now, running Windows apps inside a Windows “Classic” mode might be less prone to malware as you wouldn’t be running the whole Windows OS…

  6. this is pretty much a perfect a setup for a web designer who needs to check there designs on windows and mac os’s.

    very very cool.

    but im wondering like everyone else, is there potential for viruses etc to access the mac via this program?

    thats really the big question, the drivers will come in due time.

    i would really like to see an Apple version of this, that way youd know theyd be extremely careful of security.

    perhaps in Leopard, it seems possible with boot camp coming out and the upcoming virtualisation functionality of the new Intel chips.

  7. When you’re running Windows on the Intel Macs, it won’t matter if you’re dual booting or using Windows under some type of VM environment. Windows will always be able to get all the “standard” Windows infections ( Trojans, Spyware, Viruses) and any other Windows security issues just like any other PC.

    It’ll just be the Windows installation which has the problems and won’t affect the OS X installtion.

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