“Apple Computer retail stores will soon start selling Parallels’ virtualization software, allowing users to run Windows and Mac applications simultaneously,” Tom Krazit reports for CNET News.
Krazit reports, “The Apple Store, CompUSA, Staples, Office Depot, Fry’s Electronics and Amazon.com have all lined to up to offer Parallels Desktop for Mac over the next 30 days, Parallels is expected to announce Tuesday. Owners of Macs with Intel’s processors can use the software to run Windows XP in a virtual machine alongside the Mac OS, and move data back and forth between Windows and Mac applications.”
“The next version of the Mac OS will include the Boot Camp software, but it’s not clear whether Mac OS X 10.5 [Leopard] will support virtualization software like Parallels. Apple has not confirmed any plans, but bloggers and Apple enthusiasts have speculated about the possibility,” Krazit reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bruce D.” for the heads up.]
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