Parallels is a company that develops virtualization technology for OS X.

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Using Windows with (VMWare Fusion OR Parallels) AND Bootcamp on Mac OS X

I'm considering getting an Apple laptop, but I will continue to use Windows frequently. Dual-booting is a pain, but virtualization has its own issues, so I'd like to keep a foot in both camps if ...
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Accessing host port from virtualized guest system in Parallels 6 for Mac

I have Windows 7 running in Parallels 6 on my iMac. On my iMac, I have Tomcat running on port 8080. How do I access Tomcat on my iMac (e.g. just using a Web browser) from Win7/Parallels?
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Changing the Parallels menubar icon?

Is it possible to change the Parallels menubar icon from the red icon to a black and white version? I already know how to change the actual dock icons, but I'd like all the menubar icons to be a ...
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Changing Windows 'hosts' file in guest OS under Parallels Desktop 6 on Mac

I am running Windows 7 in a Parallels Desktop 6 on Mac. On the mac, I use /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 mysite and it works fine; I can type mysite in the URL box and the website will display. What I ...
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Simulating an UNC path with a leading dot

Being a C# .NET Windows Forms developer, some customers are running our applications on an Apple OS X Mac inside a Parallels virtual machine. Parallels presents host folders to the guest Windows as ...
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Keyboard-type (e.g. “EN”) doesn't show up for Windows under Parallels

I recently installed Parallels Desktop for Mac so that I could run Windows programs on my Mac. Unfortunately, when I add new Keyboards to Windows 7 (Control Panel >> Clock, Language and Region >> ...
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Running 3D graphics applications through Parallels

My team developed an application involving 3D graphics (similar to a video game) for Windows. Our users have, without our knowledge, decided to try installing it on their Macs using Parallels, and are ...
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Filezilla installed on a Parallels' Virtual Machine connects but does not retrieve directories

I have Windows XP Service Pack 3 installed on a Mac running Parallels 6. Everything works fine except for FTP programmes (ie Filezilla, CoreFTP etc). If I connect from my Mac directly using Filezilla (...
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If my company can buy a copy of Virtual Machine on the Mac, which should I buy?

I think VirtualBox might be too troublesome and slow to use. My company is willing to buy a copy of Virtual machine for me I think, is VM Ware, Parallels, or other products (for Mac) the best in your ...
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What is the best way to configure an Ubuntu virtual machine to be shared (not copied!) between PC and Mac?

I know I can create and share a VM between both Mac and PC (same machine technically--my Mac Pro with both OS X and Boot Camp) using Parallels, VMware or VirtualBox (all of which I'm a paid user for ...
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Parallels Network Setup — Localhost goes to host computer

I've got a local webapp that runs via Tomcast and Eclipse. Big chunks of it don't function well or properly when not accessing them from the localhost domain (for security reasons I am assuming, not ...
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Snow Leopard Cubase 5 with Parallels broken sound

using snow leopard, I'm trying to run cubase 5 on parallels and the sound is really broken. If I play songs on youtube or anything else the sound is perfect. my sound card is motu ultralite. I tried ...
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What is the best VM for developing WPF apps from within OS X?

All of my machines are Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (and Apple TV 2.0 too! :) ) but for my day-job, I develop .NET/WPF applications. Normally I just boot into Boot Camp and ...
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Parallels Won't Stop Throwing the Same Error

I've been running parallels for about three months with no problems. Today, upon booting up OS X (before opening parallels) I got this message: When I click "ignore" the message reappears in ~10 ...
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How to access virtual machine's files from OSX?

I'm running an Ubuntu 10.10 VM under Parallels Desktop in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I need to make the filesystem of this VM available to OS X. I can do it the other way around, where my OS X folders ...
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Can't type lowercase “q” in parallels

When I type a lowercase "q" in any program on the Parallels side of my iMac, the parallels desktop disappears, and all of the open program windows appear to be floating in front of the Mac desktop (...
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Should I use Parallels or Boot Camp to play video games on a Mac?

I'm planning on purchasing my first Mac in the coming weeks. 27" iMac quad core i7 with 16GB RAM. [I still hate that you can't choose your video card while customizing an iMac] I use parallels at ...
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Mac Parallels - Bridged network

I am new to Apple and my task is to install VMs on a Mac server. I am trying to install 4 VMs and I want them to have separate IPs and be visible on the network as separate machines. What are my ...
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How to install Unix on VM?

My system is has an AMD Athlon II x2 and I'm trying to install (one of the following?) Red Hat Linux Enterprise for x64 systems, debian for amd64, freebsd 8.1 for amd64 as a VM using Parallels or ...
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Using a MacBook Pro for .NET development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MacBook Pro for Windows development via virtualization. Performance? I am wondering if using a MacBook Pro 15 (2.66 Ghz i7, High Res Anti Glare, Custom SSD, 8 GB RAM) for ....
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Forward Ports on Parallels

I have a dev server on port 8080 on my mac, and I'm trying to access it from a clean installation of Windows 7 in parallels. Ipconfig says my VM's IP address is 10.211.55.3. I can access the mac ...
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Best virtualization solution for running Linux under Mac OS X?

I'd like to run a virtualized Ubuntu instance under Mac OS X (10.6). I've used VirtualBox in the past, but am looking for something that will be faster, and don't mind paying for either Parallels ...
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Swapping License Keys in Windows 7

I have a Macbook Pro that dual boots with a retail version of Windows 7. I recently purchased Parallels 6, hoping that I could have the best of both worlds. Dual Boot for performance, VM for reference....
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Parallels 6 - Is It Just Me or Does It Run Really Slowly?

I've been running Parallels since version 2 with great success. I use it as my .Net development environment and over the last few years have converted so many others to the Parallels/Mac way of doing ...
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Windows Activation in Parallels and Boot Camp

When I got my new iMac a few months ago, I set up Boot Camp to split the disk into two. I bought and installed a copy of Windows 7 using Boot Camp. Everything worked great. I recently bought and ...
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Boot Camp Windows 7 shows Vista boot screen after setting up with Parallels 5

I have a Windows 7 Professional installation set up using Boot Camp, alongside Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my MacBook. My MacBook boots Mac OS X by default. The other day I decided to take Parallels ...
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Convert VMWare image to Parallels

Is it possible to convert a VMWare image or the vmdk files to a Parallels VM without booting the image in VMWare and installing the transporter client. I downloaded a virtual appliance running linux, ...
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How to disassociate a file type with an application in Mac OS

I have a Mac and I'm running Snow Leopard. I also run parallels. Now, because I opened a file with a windows application while in parallels, that file type is always associated with the windows ...
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Adobe Illustrator Freezes on Checking System Profile

I am trying to install Adobe Illustrator on Windows 7 running in Parallels. The installer launches but stuck at the setup screen saying "Checking System Profile". Any ideas?
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Disable PXE progamatically in parallels?

I'm running Parallels 4.0 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. I'm trying to create a bunch of Virtual Machines from the commandline, using the prlctl tool, like so: $ prlctl create test1 -o linux -d centos $ prlctl ...
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How's VirtualBox compare to VMWare and Parallels, in terms of resource requirement?

For some reason, I need to boot Windows XP occasionally on my MacBook Air. Among VirtualBox, VMWare Fusion and Parallels, which one consumes the least resource from my MacBook (say, running IE and ...
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How to make Win7 guest in Parallels 5 use Mac media keyboard shortcuts

I am using a Mac Pro as my host machine with Windows 7 64-bit running as a guest in Parallels 5. My issue is that I do not like iTunes and prefer running foobar2000 in Windows, however by doing this I ...
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Parallels Desktop lock mouse in view

I got an external monitor plugged into my iMac. I use parallel desktop on that monitor and when I set it to fullscreen it correctly fills the screen with the parallel desktop view. It's also generaly ...
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Using existing Boot Camp partition with Parallels

I am thinking of buying the latest version of Parallels, version 6, to run on my shiny new iMac. I already have my drive partitioned to use Boot Camp with Windows 7 and everything runs smoothly, but I ...
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What is the recommended Mac desktop VM software for Linux guests?

(This question was originally posted at Server Fault, but Super User seems a more appropriate place to ask.) I use a MacBook Pro as my primary machine, but my work targets Linux servers. I'm ...
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Time Machine Backup stalls out writing to WD external USB drive

I'm new to Mac and have been using my MacBook Pro (10.6.4) for about a month, so I figured it was time to get backups working. I am using about 150 GB on my HD, but a lot of that is Parallels 5 ...
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Excel 2007 VBA macros don't work in Parallels

I've got a complex Excel spreadsheet I need to use at work. My colleagues use the spreadsheet on Windows PC's, with no special configuration required. I want to run it on a MacBook Pro running Snow ...
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Can I move Windows to Bootcamp from Parallels?

Lately I'm playing with Windows Phone 7 development, but I was in assumption that all development tool works well on Mac (Windows on Parallels) and later I found out that emulator doesn't work VMs!! ...
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How to enable desktop effects in Ubuntu 10.4 using Parallels 5 as host

I tried several ways but none of them seem to work. How can I enable guest Ubuntu 10.4 OS to enable visual effects in OSX host running parallels 5?
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How Can I Boot My PenDrive Linux using Parallels (Mac OS X)

I have a persistent Ubuntu 10.04 installation on a 8GB PenDrive that I use to boot on Windows computers. However I cannot boot this setup from my Mac. (Will look into using rEFit) I have been trying, ...
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Does VMWare Fusion, Virtual PC, Parallels, or VirtualBox not let a program detects that it is a Virtual PC?

I wanted to install a program called PPS to watch tv, but heard that there were security risk with an earlier version of the program, so I wanted to install it on a Virtual PC. However, after ...
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Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows. I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop. It would be great, when i will be able to access my http://...
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Bridging a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot inside an OS

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my local PC. They're both installed on separate partitions on the same machine, and when the computer boots up the user is given the option to choose which ...
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How to activate Windows XP from Windows 7 compatibility mode on MacOS Parallels 5

I am running Parallels Desktop 5.0.9344 for Mac. I am running Mac OS 10.6.3 10D2094 I have bought a retail copy of Windows 7 professional specifically because I need the XP compatibility. Windows 7 is ...
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Using IntelliMouse in Parallels 5

I'm running Windows 7 in Parallels 5 and have a five button USB mouse (Microsoft IntelliMouse). I have my mouse's side buttons mapped to the Forward and Back (browser) commands. However, Parallel's ...
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How to access Parallels guest network services in a shared network virtual machine running in Mac OSX?

I have a Windows virtual machine running inside Parallels in my Mac OSX. This virtual machine is setup to use shared network. What I want is: How to access a IIS service running inside this virtual ...
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Parallels - Changing screen resolution of Fedora 11 virtual machine?

I have a Fedora 11 vm installed on my osx machine and can't change the screen resolution higher than 1024x768. How can I raise the resolution? I've tried adding additional Modes in xorg.conf and ...
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Does additional license required to install Snow Leopard into Parallels VM?

I have an iMac and an Snow Leopard license. I'm planning using Parallels to make additional virtual Mac. (for test and debugging purpose) Do I have to buy additional Snow Leopard license for the VMs?
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Aventail VPN connection doesn't work

I installed the Aventail VPN client on both the Mac and a Windows 7 machine, both on my home network. When I try to connect one or the other (I make sure one is disconnected before connecting through ...
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Cannot boot Window virtual machine on OSX when dual booted with Linux

I am a web developer experienced in the .NET environment but also in other web technologies. In order to get the work done I use a Macintosh Macbook Pro (4,1) with a Boot Camp partition running ...