Another loss for Parallels
I've been a Parallels customer and user since 2006 and I believe I've paid for 4 upgrades since then. The paid upgrades I purchased haven't bothered me, the product had significant enough improvements that I felt it worth the upgrade prices.
But this upgrade has gone too far. Although I respect the new features in 7, they didn't seem necessary to me and I was happy with v6 functionality.
But now I'm stuck. I can't access my .PVMs since upgrading to os 10.8. And the product that I purchased not too long ago, that is only 1 version out of date, is now useless.
I'd like to stick with Parallels but I don't know if I will.
I was offended by the Nova offer "Get the next version (v8) at no charge" if I upgrade today. But the fine print said "If released in the next 6 months." Really? And who has control over the release cycle? I've never heard of a software offer like that before. It's like saying "Buy a pizza today and get a free pizza tomorrow* (only if we decide to open tomorrow)."
Parallels: It's not too late. Do right by your loyal users and we will again become your advocates.
Last edited: Jul 30, 2012