ubuntu 7.04 in Paralles 3.0

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by chuwy, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. chuwy

    chuwy

    Messages:
    14
    has anybody tried Ubuntu 7.04 in Parallels 3.0? I have been running it via Vmware Fusion up to now because of its 'Linux Tools' but now that parallels has tools too, can anybody tell me what the tools/performance is like?
     
  2. surfous

    surfous

    Messages:
    3
    Well, I installed 3.0GA immediately, as well as the linux tools into my existing Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) vm. Here are my initial impressions:

    The good:
    • mouse support - being able to move the mouse into and out of the VM window smoothly is wonderful.
    • Resizable desktop tracks VM window size. Makes switching between full-screen and windowed mode nice and usable without having to scroll the VM's desktop.

    The bad:
    • 3D support doesn't allow use of desktop effects. OK, maybe not critical, but this bit of icing would certainly be nice.

    The ugly:
    • Still no clipboard support, so far as I can tell
    • No clock synchronization support. After you suspend and later resume the VM, the clock


    Some of these things may simply require further configuration - I've not had the time to investigate further - but this is what I've noticed so far. It's definitely an improvement from running Edgy/Feisty under Parallels Desktop 2.x, but it has a ways to go in order to offer a more seamless experience, though.
     
  3. cassidyj

    cassidyj

    Messages:
    2
    I definitely agree with this. If 3D desktop support was enabled and Beryl could run I would be very happy. Please, please, please support team, HELP US OUT! <3 :)
     
  4. eriqthegeek

    eriqthegeek

    Messages:
    22
    One thing I've noticed that's really irritating ... when I shutdown the VM, I get scrambled video and the VM never "powers" itself off. I didn't have this problem with Fusion.

    Are you seeing this too?
     
  5. valechox

    valechox

    Messages:
    16
    I am also sseeing the scrambled video upon shutting down the OS.

    After ensuring that there is no more hd activity, I close the VM. Haven't had any issues upon restarting at all.
     
  6. cefn

    cefn

    Messages:
    11
    I agree - been installing Ubuntu pretending it is windows to see if that exposes any better 3D support. No joy running desktop effects. That would be EXCELLENT.
     
  7. cynic

    cynic

    Messages:
    32
    Does Ubuntu 7.04 actually install properly. Or let me put it that way... is it possible to install it normally without a hassle? I tried it in 2.5 but no luck...
     
  8. eriqthegeek

    eriqthegeek

    Messages:
    22
    Yes, installed perfectly for me.
     
  9. cynic

    cynic

    Messages:
    32
    That's great news! I did not even try it with the new version of Parallels yet but that is exactly what I am going to do now.

    Thanks a lot.
     

Share This Page