0 Smells Like Victory

At this year’s London MacExpo, Parallels Desktop for Mac was named “Innovation of the Year” by the editorial staff of MacUser Magazine. Thanks to everyone who voiced their support!

0 Parallels Named a Top Channel Vendor by CRN Magazine

Parallels was just named to CRN Magazine’s “Emerging Vendors” list, which showcases the 100 most channel-ready companies in high-technology.

This is great recognition of the amazing work our development team is doing in building such impressive products, and of the hard work our sales team is putting in to grow our worldwide network of distribution and reseller partners.

If you’re interested in joining Parallels as a reseller or distribution partner, either here in the US or internationally, fill out our Partner Registration Form, and one of our partner managers will get in touch with you right away.

6 Ask Ben Anything – Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro compatibility, Tools for Vista, multiple VMs, and the Cardinals in 5

Will Parallels play nice with the new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros?

– David P.

Absolutely. We released a build a few weeks ago that works seamlessly with the new Mac Pro towers and new Core 2 Duo-powered Macs. The code that makes that work is now a standard part of Pararalells Desktop, so you won’t have any problems installing it on a new MacBook Pro, if you’re lucky enough to have one!

Parallels Tools rocks in Windows XP. But, I notice that only a few tools work when I install the package in Vista. What’s the deal with that?

– Jen F.

Since Vista support is still experimental (and Microsoft keep changing the builds on us) we don’t yet have a full Tools package. When Vista goes live with a final version, we’ll have a complete tools package that works just like it does in XP.

How many virtual machines can you run at one time?

– Paul N.

For both Parallels Workstation and Parallels Desktop, the short answer is “as many as your machine can handle”. On a solid mid-level PC or Mac with 1GB of RAM, you should be able to run 2-3 virtual machine comfortably. Of course, the more RAM and faster processor you have, the more VMs you can run simultaneously. I’ve run 4 at once (XP, Vista, Fedora 5, OS/2) on my 1.83GHz, 2GB RAM MacBookPro, and I’ve seen as many as 9 run full-speed simultaneously on a maxed-out Mac Pro (quad processor 3 Ghz Xeon, 16GB of RAM).

Who ya got in the World Series?

– eabfhh (via IM)

Based on the way the Tigers are swinging the bats and the David Eckstein’s late-inning heroics last night, I’ve got the Cards wrapping it up in game 5 tonight at home. I’m still pulling for the Tigers though, I’m a big fan of Jim Leyland’s old-school managing style and Fernando Rodney’s terrifying 100+ MPH fastball.

2 Parallels Desktop for Mac – Jolly Good, Muy Bueno

Two new great awards to share with you:

1) Parallels Desktop for Mac was just named a “Producto recomendado” and received 5/5 stars from MacWorld Espana.

2) The editos of MacUser Magazine, the UK’s leading Mac magazine, have nominated Parallels Desktop for Mac as a finalist for “Innovation of the Year”. We’re in an elite class with some very heavy hitters – Adobe PrintEngine, Google Earth, and Micromat Protege.

Show your support for Parallels by emailing the MacUser staff and letting them know that we deserve to win!

2 “Ask Ben Anything” is moving…

…to a new house!

As I’m in the midst of packing up all of my worldly belongings and moving, I won’t be able to put together my usual “Ask Ben Anything” column this Friday. The column will be back next Friday.

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