Parallels Workstation 2.1b4 released; run Mac OS X, Windows & Linux concurrently on Intel-based Macs

Parallels Workstation 2.1b4 has been released. Parallels Workstation is not simply a “dual-boot” solution; rather, it allows users to run Windows, Linux and any other operating system at the same time as Mac OS X, enabling users to enjoy Mac OS X while still being able to use applications from other OSes.

What’s new in this version:
• Introduced full screen mode
• Introduced dual-monitor support
• Improved real CD/DVD support
• Improved, easier to use interface.
• Better sound support, including a fix for Windows 2000 guest OS
• Networking kernel panics resolved
• Bridged networking issues fixed
• WiFi networking issues fixed
• Fixed some of the issues encountered when entering “Sleep” mode when a VM is running
• Many other minor bug fixes

More info and download link here.

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  1. Mark this MDN post. In a couple of years, we can revisit it as what was happening in a watershed moment in the history of OS’s AND the point in time when the Mac OS started its phase out – all according to Steve’s terms of surrender. Nuts.

  2. Seeing as how this makes the Mac the ONLY computer on the planet that will run Windows, OS X and Linux all on one system, this is hardly a hint of surrender. Quite the contrary.

    When we look back in a couple of years, it’ll be to see whether or not the Mac’s marketshare has either doubled or tripled over that time frame…

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