I don't know how soon the fix will come for the mouse right-click and scroll for Ubuntu 8.04, and I do want to commend Parallels for the quick fix for the flickering in virtual machines run under MacOSX 10.5.3, but for those who can't wait or are itching to get 8.04 to work in a virtual setting, you might want to try running it under Sun's VirtualBox. Sun just came out with an updated version (1.6.2) today, and I decided to try it when I found that Parallels update 5608 didn't fix the mouse problems. I was very pleasantly surprised with VirtualBox. It isn't quite as user-friendly as Parallels, but not difficult either. It required a bit of tweaking to get the tools installed and the sound and shared folders working, but 8.04 really works well on VirtualBox. The only thing that doesn't work is drag and drop to/from Mac to virtual Ubuntu and that doesn't work on Linux VMs from Parallels either. I got it operational in less than 2 hours, including installation and I'm no computer guru. So this is a good option for those who are having trouble installing Hardy on Parallels. Again, I'm not criticizing Parallels - Linux is not the primary interest of their customer base and their software is aces with Windows virtual machines. But it seems that for whatever reason, different virtual programs work better with some guest OS'es than others.
Last edited: Jun 11, 2008