Open Source version of Parallels Tools

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by AlessandroDN, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. AlessandroDN

    AlessandroDN Bit poster

    As a Linux user I would like to have a seamless experience in setting up my Linux VM, as easy as typing
    sudo doing/rpm/whatever install parallels-tools
    no matter which distro I'm using, and which version.

    If you open the Linux Guest OS discussion forums, almost every post in the first page relates to "add support to ver x", "add support to distribution y", "error installing tools on z".

    Please release your parallels tools (or a subset of them) as open source and include them in the major Linux distributions so that the community can support Parallels.
    This approach worked really well for VMware and their open-vm-tools.
    jhfenton, DariusS1, zslg01 and 4 others like this.
  2. zslg01

    zslg01 Bit poster

    I vote for the open-vm-tools route ... makes sense to me
  3. AndrewJ15

    AndrewJ15 Bit poster

    That would break their whole business model ;)

    They forced linux users to upgrade to Parallels 18 just to enable newer kernel support (unless you hacked the patch to make it work)

    It would be even nicer if they were compatible with open-vm-tools :shrug:

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