The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

Parallels Runs Windows Without Rebooting

by , 5:00 PM EDT, April 6th, 2006

Parallels on Thursday released the Beta version of Parallels Workstation, which enables Intel Macs to run Windows inside a Mac OS X window, eliminating the rebooting required by Boot Camp. MacCentral's Peter Cohen said that the solution supports various x86-based operating systems, including UNIX, Linux and various types of Windows.

Mr. Cohen said that Parallels Workstation makes use of virtualization technology built into Intel's Core Duo processors. Unlike slow, software-based emulators, Parallels Workstation splits the processor's attention between different operating systems, enabling each one to run off the hardware. The reporter said that a Parallels company representative noted that the solution is "close to near-native" in performance.

When the final version of Parallels Workstation is released, it will cost US$49 to register. Each operating system loaded on the computer must be purchased separately, of course. Mac OS X v10.4.4 is required.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated August 25th

Wed, 9:46 PM
What You Need to Know about the U.S. Defending Apple's European Taxes
Wed, 6:01 PM
ACM 374: The Apple Narrative, Music Industry Directives, and Samsung's Spoiled Milk
Wed, 2:45 PM
Zus MFi-Certified Kevlar Lightning Cable: $19.99
Wed, 2:31 PM
Siri and Apple's Machine Learning Are About to Get a Lot Better
Wed, 12:56 PM
Obduction, Myst's Spiritual Successor, is now Available
Wed, 11:00 AM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-24: Interview with Andrew Tokuda, aka Digital Droo
Wed, 8:00 AM
Checking Your 'Find My Mac' Status (And Why You Might Need To!)
Tue, 7:55 PM
Parallels Desktop 12 Supports Windows 10 and macOS Sierra
Tue, 7:20 PM
North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Service Called Manbang, Seriously
Tue, 6:15 PM
Tesla Battery Upgrade Will Boost Range to 315 Miles
Tue, 5:51 PM
Samsung Shuts Down Milk Because LOL
Tue, 2:01 PM
Capture 4K Video and Pics without the High Resolution Price Tag
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!