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RantParallels 8 Would Be Awesome If It Didn't Suck So Hard Pin
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I bought Parallels last night and tried to use some of its features. If it weren't rife with bugs, it would be pretty fantastic.

One nice feature in theory is that it can run the Windows you have installed via Boot Camp (on an alternate partition) inside of a virtual machine. That means you can either boot directly into Windows or run that very same install of Windows while booted into OS X. Parallels also supposedly supports Windows 8, which is handy since I installed Windows 8 to my Boot Camp partition.

Only problem is, Parallels apparently only supports the preview version of Windows 8, not the release version. So instead of making my life easier, it trashed that partition and I had to restore from a backup (which, by the way, is completely screwy, but I got it working eventually).

Some other nonsense I've noticed with Parallels, for your amusement:
  • It says to run "Setup.exe", but the file is actually something like "Autorun.exe".
  • During the VM setup, I got a dialog saying "this version of Windows isn't supported" multiple times (once would have been fine).
  • The Parallels installer window wouldn't go away until I restarted (didn't even show up in the "force quit" list).
  • On many occassions, dialogs would pop up and then another would pop up (causing the other to disappear before I could attend to it).
  • While I was typing in another window, Parallels moved itself to the front and I dismissed a dialog or two before I realized and stopped typing.
  • While creating a VM, I set the virtual hard drive size, but got an error message saying the resize failed (however, the drive ended up being the size I set).
  • When I had the Windows 8 VM partially working, clicking the "Desktop" tile in the start screen would either show a gray screen or show my Mac interface rather than the Windows desktop.

Hopefully this software becomes more stable, as it's pretty crappy right now and not what I'd expect from commercial software. Anybody have experience with VMware Fusion?

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