Sadly, while I previously thought the Parallels Tools worked on 3036, I find they still blue screen when installing the video driver. After crashing and rebooting, Windows boots up with 640x480 (or thereabouts) and I can reinstall the Tools and they work fine.
Please check how that driver is installed, as it's been problematic for some time.
Meanwhile, I also had some blue screens when trying to copy files via drag and drop. Most of the time it works, but sometimes it crashes, just implicating a generic "device driver".
Sadly, although Shared Networking is listed as working better with VPN's, I had no luck using an AT&T IPSec VPN. Thankfully my VPN has an option for SSL tunnelling, which works perfectly.
Okay, this devolves into a rant from here on out...
Please work on the interface - things like key commands, toolbar streamlining, how multiple VM's are managed. I've posted a lot on this before, and as far as I can tell, it's being ignored, despite the fact that I've seen many agreeing posts and similar posts time and time again. This is low-hanging fruit compared to your other projects (ACPI, USB 2, Coherence, etc), and you have PLENTY of examples in other emulation and virtualization products. Heavily modal interface that is more and more dependent on a "one-window" philosophy and locking you out of things (changing VM settings while running, for instance), and odd little hacks to compensate for this design flaw (changing network settings from the status bar). Key commands - easy to add to key menu items (possibly hard to trap when in a VM, but you've shown it's possible with the edit key shortcuts).
Another niggle - Parallels is strewing invisible files all over the place. Its list of virtual machines seems to show up twice - once in an invisible dot-file in my home directory, and once in an invisible folder in my Documents folder. You do a vast number of things in a very "Linux" way, even though it would be either as easy or easier to do them the "Mac" way. As far as storing settings where they belong (visible in Application Support and/or Preferences), this is a conditional or two.
Please, please, PLEASE keep working on the interface for 2.5.
Last edited: Dec 13, 2006