“Let’s get this out of the way first. The short version of this discussion of Parallels Desktop for the Mac can be summed up in a single word: amazing. Nothing is perfect, of course, and there is room for improvement as Parallels moves this product beyond version 1.0. However, if you have an Intel-based Mac and need to or want to run Microsoft Windows, some version of Linux, or some other supported operating system, read on,” Todd Ogasawara writes for MacDevCenter.
“If the OS you are trying to install is supported by Parallels Desktop, you can go through the installation procedure for that OS as you normally would on any x86-based PC. Parallels Desktop may work with your OS even if it is not explicitly listed as a supported OS. I, for example, wanted to install the recently released Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS. So I selected the Other Linux option from the list of supported Linux distributions, and found the installation proceeded successfully,” Ogasawara writes. “Installing Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (which is specifically supported by Parallels Desktop) went very smoothly, too. Installation for both Windows and Linux can be summarized by saying there were no surprises. And that is exactly what you want for any installation: smooth, unexciting procedural execution.”
Ogasawara explain, “Although you can probably comfortably read and use a guest OS in a window on top of Mac OS X, you can also switch to full-screen viewing.”
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