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Running Windows on your Mac by Dwight Silverman

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Chapter 3. Using Parallels Desktop for Mac

Running Windows on the Macintosh operating system is actually not new. For some time, a variety of products have been able to do this—take Virtual PC, for example, which was originally created by Connectix and later acquired by Microsoft. But most of these programs have been difficult to use and very slow.

The first sign that things were getting easier was the arrival of Parallels Desktop for Mac. It was the first virtualization program designed for use on Intel-based Macs, and it was an instant hit. Mac users who need to run Windows have embraced Parallels Desktop with almost as much devotion as the Mac itself. Parallels is credited today for changing the virtualization landscape and ushering what had ...

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