The icing on the proverbial cake of our final release was a really great review by Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal, titled “New Product Operates Windows, Mac OS X Simultaneously”. This was a very positive review of Parallels Desktop that explains why our solution is a better choice than Apple’s Boot Camp, and why the software is important for the entire computing community.
For those of you who don’t know who Walt is, he is, without a doubt, the most powerful voice in technology. Check out his bio:
Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly “Personal Technology” column, which has appeared in The Wall Street Journal every Thursday since 1991. He also writes two other weekly columns: In “Mossberg’s Mailbox,” he answers readers’ questions, while in “The Mossberg Solution,” he compares and contrasts consumer electronic gadgets. Read Walt’s columns at http://ptech.wsj.com.
He is also a contributing editor of SmartMoney, The Journal’s monthly magazine, and a regular technology commentator for the CNBC network.
Newsweek magazine calls Mr. Mossberg “the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes in the computer world today.” Time magazine calls him “the most influential computer journalist,” while Rolling Stone magazine calls him “the most powerful columnist in technology.” The Washington Post declared Mr. Mossberg “one of the most powerful men in the high-tech world” and “a one-man media empire whose prose can launch a new product.” And The New York Times calls him a “protean critic of the new economy’s tools and toys.”
Mossberg was awarded the 1999 Loeb Award for Commentary, the only technology writer to be so honored. For seven years in a row (1995-2001), he was named as the most influential journalist writing about computers in the annual ranking published by Technology Marketing magazine.
I highly recommend you read Walt’s columns – they’re consistently informative, honest, and well written. Especially the ones about Parallels. 🙂