Spiegel: Apple’s Mac and running both Mac OS X and Windows via Parallels Desktop for Mac

Newsmagazine “Spiegel-Online” (Spiegel Magazine) reports the arrival of Parallels Desktop for Mac software and explores the possibilities of working with Mac OS X and Windows on Intel-powered Macs without re-booting.

This is a great bit of publicity for Apple Computer in Germany and Europe.

Full article, in German, here.

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

Google’s (rough) German to English auto translation here.

Introducing the super-fast, blogging, podcasting, do-everything-out-of-the-box MacBook.  Starting at just $1099.
Get the new iMac with Intel Core Duo for as low as $31 A MONTH with Free shipping!
Get the MacBook Pro with Intel Core Duo for as low as $47 A MONTH with Free Shipping!
Apple’s new Mac mini. Intel Core, up to 4 times faster. Starting at just $599. Free shipping.
iPod. 15,000 songs. 25,000 photos. 150 hours of video. The new iPod. 30GB and 60GB models start at just $299. Free shipping.
Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.
iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. Just $49.


  1. Paralles is perfect for websites that require IE. It’s also great for web developers who need to ensure IE compatibility.

    You can also use Parallels to listen to WMA files or watch WMV videos.

    I’ve noticed that Firefox works slightly better in Parallels/Windows than it does running natively in Mac OS X. Firefox is not well optimized at all for Mac. Load up pretty much any big web page (like and notice how choppy the page scrolls in Firefox in Mac OS X. It’s a bit faster in Parallels/Windows, and it’s massively faster booted natively into Windows XP via boot camp. I was trying out Google’s online spreadsheet application, and it worked much better in Firefox under Parallels/Windows than in Mac OS X. It’s not supported in Safari yet.

    Firefox is so incredibly snappy when I boot natively into Windows on my MacBook Pro – it even makes Safari feel a tad sluggish in some cases. I can scroll heavy pages as though I was scrolling a plain text document in TextEdit. Maybe it’s a DirectX thing – I don’t know, but it’s kind of freaky.

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