Disappointed in 5.0 Not Out for Windows 7 & Snow Leopard Server

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Ken Pummill, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Ken Pummill

    Ken Pummill

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    It is disappointing that Parallels did not come out with version 5.0 before the release of Windows 7 and Snow Leopard Server. 4.0 is not there for either of these. I have tried over and over again to get both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard Server up under 4.0. Kind of works and then doesn't. Snow Leopard Server will just not finish installing. Windows 7 has intermittent hangs and incompatibility.

    It is a shame but VMWARE Fusion 3.x runs both perfectly. Not one issue with either. I believe Parallels is a much better product but they have fallen short with the more emergent OS technologies.

    Hopefully 5.0 will be out really soon and will run these OS versions better or I will be switching over to VMWARE Fusion permanently.
     
  2. rbdamm

    rbdamm

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    The moderators have been pulling everything on here relating to 5.0... One person said it is already on the shelves... I doubt that... No mention of it on this website anywhere... I don't want to switch to VM, but it is sounding pretty good about now! Parallels is lacking all kinds of info on 5.0! Should I wait or switch now?
     
  3. JohanB

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    I agree.
    There are some various and little, but annoying issues on Parallels 4 in Win7 (Aero not supported, impossible to use the Windows backup feature, etc...).

    I was curious to see what VMWare had to offer, and I'm running the trial since a little week, and it's a pretty good surprise. Even it's not perfect, I have a better experience on Vmware than on Parallels (with Windows 7 OS, Parallels never disappointed me with other OS).

    So the question is: WHEN ?
    Because there's not room for 2 virtualization licences (we know we'll have to pay for 5.0...), and I won't wait a long time just for Parallel's pretty eyes...

    My 2 cents...
     
  4. mrfausty

    mrfausty

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    It is out, I have it - got it late last week. Call up MacMall in Santa Monica. Really, really confused by what's going on here.
     
  5. BertrandP

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    @mrfausty

    Well MacMall shouldn't have sent you a copy before the official launch. It's not yet officially launched even if most resellers have their copies already.
     
  6. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

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  7. KasperL

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    i changed to VWF3

    I changed to VWF3 - P4 was just to bad with Windows 7.

    Startup time on F3 is a lot slower - but operations speed is a lot better and network does not hang every 10 minutes.

    And since i bought on the 27th of Sep. no free upgrade - just lost out by 5 days...
     

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