I don't know folks, but all of this is making me very, very sad.
I certainly feel a lot older than my age, for I still remember the landmark cases that created "Truth in Advertising"
Nowadays it's easier to digest the latest Paris Hilton gossip, than to try and make heads or tails about what IS or ISN'T true in the marketing brochures.
I respect what the Parallels software development team has done, but I doubt that my respect is going to save them from the backlash they have and will receive over this fiasco of an "upgrade".
Forget about the 3D; forget about the games; all I wanted was the latest release and a few bug fixes.
Instead, I got a "pre-authorization" on my Visa when they said they wouldn't and I'm still waiting for my damn software key to unlock the 3.0 upgrade. And NO, it wasn't in the email confirmation I received (Nova Development).
But I'll tell you what. "Back in the day" the people who:
1) Set up the upgrade distribution channel
2) Approved the marketing wording
3) Established how customer service would respond
4) Established how to report bugs and by what priority they are worked on
WOULD ALL BE FIRED! or at least seriously demoted. This release will be fodder for the late night comics instead of a major breakthrough.
Just my (version) 3.0 cents worth.
I WAS going to show off my MPB running Parallels at my next major company meeting. That's were I would be rubbing elbows with 10,000+ folks just like myself, in the exact same industry that would seriously benefit from this product. Instead, I will just keep to myself and save them (and me) some added grief.
Really, really sad.
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