Parallels: Apple Mac Pro compatibility coming in matter of days

“Is Parallels Desktop compatible with the new Mac Pro tower? Not yet. The new Mac Pros have a different CPU model, and work with a specifically optimized OS X kernel. It is not difficult to make Parallels compatible with either of these, but it does take a bit of time. We should have a compatible build very soon,” Benjamin Rudolph, one of Parallels first employees and the leader of Parallels’ marketing and business development programs, blogs for Parallels.

Rudolph wrotes yesterday, “‘Very soon’ sounds like mrketing-ese for ‘we’ll have something someday.’ When I say very soon, I mean very soon. Like within the next few days.”

“If you’re signed up to receive Parallels news, you’ll get an email from us with instructions on how and where to get the build. Not signed up? Just enter your email address on the main Parallels home page and you’ll be good to go,” Rudolph reports. “All in all, please keep in mind that the Mac Pro was only announced earlier this month! We started work on them within 24 hours of the announcement, and we’re continuing to work around the clock (really…our developers are working in shifts and our Mac Pros are always on) to get this ready for you.”

Full article here.

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13 Comments

  1. “we all know the reason why mac pro was on apple.com’s main page for only a week is due to the fact that noone was purchasing it.

    the whole reason we switched to apple mac was to get rid of stupid windows towers. hello”

    What are you talking about! i buy powermacs because of osx and expandability DUH

  2. Troll alert indeed!!

    I guess the architural difference between the woodcrest and core 1 processors are the cause for the incompatibility. The same may be true for the core 2 processors when they come out in macs.

  3. macpro = useless like windows:

    You’re kidding right? Sound engineers, scientists, designer and countless other professionals require user-upgradability and massive storage not available in a Mini or iMac. Mac Pro is the way to go for lots of people.

    I only bought an iMac this time around because I it was plenty fast and I already had a big external hard drive.

    m

  4. I wonder if waiting for the new Xeon has affected Adobe’s development of CS? Not that I like cutting them any slack, but if there are significant architectual issues in the chip, and a unique OSX kernal, maybe they need this to do some final coding.

  5. I personally have no problem with adobe waiting to release CS3 as there first UB package. Does anyone have any clue how freaking huge those apps are in the ol’ codebase? Wow, gotta be a big job. As far as i can gather, there using Xcode to create the new versions in, which i think anyway, allows them to maximize multiple processors, and be a much cleaner, pure OSX app. Photoshop’s internals were getting a bit long in the tooth for an update anyway. I’ll take freshly squeezed Adobe apps on a new MacPro 8 core Mac please…. I’d rather wait for excelent products than some weird PS plug in to allow UB operations. IMHO of course…

  6. I personally have no problem with adobe waiting to release CS3 as there first UB package. Does anyone have any clue how freaking huge those apps are in the ol’ codebase? Wow, gotta be a big job. As far as i can gather, there using Xcode to create the new versions in, which i think anyway, allows them to maximize multiple processors, and be a much cleaner, pure OSX app. Photoshop’s internals were getting a bit long in the tooth for an update anyway. I’ll take freshly squeezed Adobe apps on a new MacPro 8 core Mac please…. I’d rather wait for excelent products than some weird PS plug in to allow UB operations. IMHO of course…

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