PDS 5 - 32-Bit vs. 64-Bit in Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by KPOM, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. I noticed that Parallels Desktop 5 opens up as a 32-bit application in Snow Leopard (both the controller app and the actual virtual machine). Are there any plans to allow all 64-bit Macs to run it as a 64-bit app (not just those that boot into a 64-bit kernel)?
  2. Elric

    Elric Parallels Team

    Yep, we have such plans (sorry, no estimations), but actually it should not give any advantages
  3. Thanks. Perhaps as a clarification, if I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows in Parallels, it will have full 64-bit access to the memory I allocate to it (e.g. if I give it 4GB in a Mac Pro it will be able to access all 4GB and not be limited to 3.25GB like the 32-bit version are)?
  4. Elric

    Elric Parallels Team

    Yes, it will be able and it will not be limited.

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