Praise Be Parallels Desktop's Performance

I mean, what else can I say? If you watch the attached video, you’ll see what I mean.

  • Mac OS X 10.4.8, Parallels Desktop
  • Windows XP, Internet Explorer 7
  • Fedora Core 6, Firefox 2
  • Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop, Firefox 2

All running on my usual 2GHz Core Duo MacBook with 2 GB RAM (512MB/VM).

Performance is awesome. The video is in real time and the only reason the VMs were set to 800×600 was to try and keep the screencast relatively crisp when converted to a small FLV.

Tip: It’s in the docs and all, but it took me a while to remember how to launch multiple windows in Parallels Desktop, since it loads VMs in the same window when opening them: File menu » New Window

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