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Parallels 3.0
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workerbee
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May 31, 2007, 05:59 PM
 
Just got the Mail about Parallels 3.0, which should be out shortly.
Now the Parallels server is completely overrun and does not currently serve any pages.

Does anyone have more infos about the 3-D support Parallels 3.0 will have?

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May 31, 2007, 06:06 PM
 
I just got the same email... and can't get to the site either. I'm surprised they haven't posted any release candidates.
     
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May 31, 2007, 06:42 PM
 
I'm more interested in a capability to use more than one CPU (like Fusion has).
     
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May 31, 2007, 07:31 PM
 
Same here, hopefully they'll have the usb issues ironed out. My printer didn't work, on one release, the following release fixed the problem and the subsequent release broke it again
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May 31, 2007, 07:34 PM
 
Gizmodo says:
One of the main reasons why Mac users still use Boot Camp to run Windows Natively instead using virtualization software likeParallels is its lack of 3D gaming (OpenGL and DirectX) support. In Parallels Desktop version 3.0, now in final candidate development, you can finally use 3D gaming without rebooting.

The other major feature is "SmartSelect", which allows users to open a file in either a OS X or Windows program directly from OS X. You won't have to fire up the Windows program first and open it the long way. New versions cost $79 and upgrade versions are $39 if you buy before June 6.


Decent OGL/DX performance? I doubt it. But at least you get pretty pretty Aero.
     
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May 31, 2007, 09:11 PM
 
Any performance improvements are welcome, plus the ability to install Ubuntu 7.04 without jumping through hoops.
     
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May 31, 2007, 10:25 PM
 
Interesting, cool article, made me chuckle.
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May 31, 2007, 10:29 PM
 
Any mention of a release date? No RC's is odd for Parallel's.
     
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May 31, 2007, 10:33 PM
 
Interesting, cool article, made me chuckle.
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Jun 1, 2007, 04:48 PM
 
Even more details at Gizmodo:

We had a chat with the Parallels guys earlier today, and got some new information that should be very interesting to people who are even the slightest bit interested in running Windows on your Mac.

3D graphics support is the shiniest feature everyone's talking about now. Yes, it will support 3D games like Quake and Half Life, but no, right now it doesn't support Vista Aero—that's coming in a later release.

One thing to note is that not all games will be supported by default. They'll have a list of games they support, and the list will be updated whenever there's a new build available. Hopefully your game will be supported at launch, but Parallels has a reputation for releasing frequent, and top-notch, updates.
     
   
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