Parallels 6 on Mountain Lion - Supported?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by DJRumpy, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. JOHNJOY

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    i never take time to post to a blog

    better offer up free upgrades by tomorrow. Cuz the word is spreading quick, you suck! i was shocked when i had to pay for an upgrade last year that was almost as much as the full version!
     
  2. gavroche

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    I, too, am fed up with Parallels upgrade practices. I've had the exact same experience with Parallels Desktop 5 and now this? A software should not last only 1 year this is ridiculous. I will never spend a dime with Parallels again, this is over.

    Seems like VMWare Fusion is the same price as your upgrade, well, guess who's getting my 50$ now ? Also, they have a 30 days trial for anyone interested and it's super easy to import Parallels Desktop VM.
     
  3. Emulatelepath

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    Appalling, Disgraceful, Extortionate. OS X: $19.99. Parallels patch: $50!

    This is appalling Parallels. You are punishing loyal customers who have stayed with you through several versions, for daring to apply a simple update to their OS.

    OS X nor Parallels offered me NO warning before the upgrade. Now I have finished the upgrade, only then am I told Parallels is DEAD.

    You need to do something about this as the ONLY app this happened to, and FAST. This is a media nightmare in the making and it will blow up for you in a matter of days if not hours.

    We need a free 'patch', now.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  4. shoptb

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    Highway Robbery

    I have to agree with the messages that have been posted on the forum thus far. I will not be purchasing PD7 since I just purchased PD6 recently. It is ridiculous to expect users to pay $49.99 for a compatibility upgrade when the OS itself is only $19.99. Bad move Parallels...just lost a customer.
     
  5. Omrisimo

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    NOT going to upgrade for 50$ !!!

    I bought PD6 only a year ago, not going to invest more in this company
     
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  7. RonSchn

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    Please all do not forget that Apple can only make such a low price because they earn their money through the hardware.

    Software development is expensive and just because Apple can sell their OS for 20$ that doesn't mean that productive, good working software can be sold for 10$...
     
  8. MikelR

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    One more angry customer here. I totally agree with the concerns and dissapointments posted in this thread. It's completely unacceptable to pay such a high price for a product with such a low lever of support and without ensuring free -or at least cheaper- upgrades.

    I'm seriously considering moving to a different VM software, which by the way has much better pricing conditions and customer support.

    I hope Parallels does something about it before is too late. Not just sit and wait while thousands of version 6 users update to Mountain Lion just to find out that they no longer can use their windows OS with this software.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
  9. Neal81

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    I was never offered a free upgrade either. Parallels telling that a free upgrade was offered is a load of crap.

    Can anyone please tell me (1): how do you pay the $50 ransom and get parallels going w/o having to uninstall now that I have already installed Mountain Lion?

    (2) How do you delete parallels properly w/o deleting my saved documents now that Parallels won't open to uninstall.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I bought Parallels it last August. A friend told me Parallels worked fine. I didn't even think to check if he meant 6 or 7 because I thought Parallels promised support for many years. I didn't read the fine print.
     
  10. Neal81

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    If they offered a free upgrade a few weeks ago (as they claim), why not offer the free upgrade again when Parallels 8 is coming out so soon?

    Parallels is saying that we missed out, Parallels felt like not being jerks for a day so we sent out a free upgrade, oh did we forget to send that email to you, oops, I guess we can do some PR by claiming we sent it to you, check your bulk folder, oh its not in there either, strange, gmail lost it I guess.


    Dear customers, buy Parallels 7 this month and then buy Parallels 8 next month or eat crap.

    3 purchases needed in 12 months = WOW. I bought Parallels 6 in late August.

    Any help doing a proper uninstall, deleting the patricians while saving my window save files would be greatly appreciated :) I think I'm done w/ Parallels.
     
  11. John Podgorelec

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    What a con. Parallels have an amazing business model... they promise reliability but with the Mountain Lion release they have delivered confusion, poor customer support and an unexpected cost.

    I think I may just hold off on Mountain Lion.
     
  12. JGregory

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    Yep, add me to the list. I remember the last time I upgraded (and paid what seemed like a lot), I thought "seems like too much again, too soon". The reason I remember it is, it wasn't so long ago. So, rather than do it all over again, I just went with VM Fusion, it's installed and I'm up and running. The Parallels folks have obviously made a calculation: that the additional $ from frequent upgrade purchases, minus those customers who then get disgusted and walk, minus the bad PR, still equals a net plus for them. And they may be right. Or they may be wrong. I won't be around to find out.
     
  13. DanilP

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    Yep, Parallels 8 will be in few months and I'll have to buy one more license?

    I'm going to use crack for the PVM 7. Just because I don't want to support them. By the way, it'll be the only pirated app on my Mac.
     
  14. pompeygreg

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    Looks like I'm not the only p***ed off customer then!

    I upgraded from 5 to 6 less that an year ago after Lion came out, I really didn't expect Parallels to pull the same con again this release. I didn't receive any offer to upgrade to 7.

    I won't be upgrading, I won't be using Parallels software again and as and when I get the chance I'll explain to your future customers why that is the case.

    I feel sorry for your staff because with this business model they won't have employment for long.
     
  15. GetIT1977

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    That what customer care said

    Hi had a nice little chat with a licensing representative from Parallels. I made a blogpost for you all to enjoy:
    http://www.bartkowiak.de/archives/422

    It's a shame.
     
  16. MateuszS

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    SHAME on you Parallels! You are not getting my $, not anymore! Anyone who thinks about buying THINK AGAIN! your product will expire after 1 year - money lost! I am moving to vmware. What a scam.
     
  17. DanilP

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    GetIT1977, thanks for the post man.

    p.s. btw, your photos are awesome. I've subscribed to your blog.
     
  18. GetIT1977

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    You are welcome! I don't think that it brings Parallels to rethink their policy, but who knows.
     
  19. GHGHGH

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    Extortion - Bye Bye Parallels hello VM Fusion

    Yep - Like everyone else here I agree this is unacceptable.

    I spend thousands on Apple gear and software and I don't have an issue parting with cash where there is value in doing so. This however is pure extortion and simply a cash grab. I too upgraded when Lion came out and to be forced to upgrade again so soon for no real conceivable added value (at a price over twice the cost of Mountain Lion) is truly unbelievable.

    Also the fact they ran promotions for version 7 up to June 30 with 40% off was another attempt at getting people to upgrade for no added value at the time. I remember seeing that offer and thinking I don't care if it is 90% off I don't need an upgrade. Now they know that they can charge full price again because people HAVE to upgrade to get access to their VM's under Mountain Lion. What a scam.

    I have just downloaded vmware fusion, imported my 2 parallels VM machines and they are working flawlessly. Plus I paid the same price that parallels is attempting to extort from me to get Fusion as a full version for the first time. At least now I know I won't be bending over every year and taking it up the behind for Parallel's annual customer cash r a p e.

    The process for transferring to VMware Fusion was dead easy and probably took me 20 mins all up from downloading, importing my Parallels VM's and paying for the license. I encourage you all to do the same - it was dead easy and now I feel relieved to be off the Parallels cash cow (Also no more of those stupid red 'pause' lines over my windows icons!!!)

    I won't be recommending Parallels to anyone ever again. Bye Bye Parallels and welcome to VM Fusion!
     
  20. ChefGreg

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    Agree

    I agree, I'm thoroughly disappointed and won't buy another copy of parallels until they get their act together.
     

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