Update Supported Guest Operating System Doco Promptly

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by JohnH35, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. JohnH35

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    I have been using Mageia 5 Linux running on Parallels Desktop for Mac for quite some time now. I have been using Parallels for quite a number of years, and previously ran Mageia 3 and 4. Shortly after Mageia 6 was released (July 16, 2017) I installed it in a virtual machine, and, not surprisingly, it failed to start properly, since it was not yet supported by Parallels. I decided that the smart thing to do was check the doco each time I received a Parallels update, to see if version 6 had been added to the Supported Guest Operating System list. This has yet to happen. My update just a few days ago to version 14.0.1 of Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition still only shows Mageia 3, 4, and 5 as being supported, according to the Parallels Desktop Help window. I found this a bit frustrating, having waited over a year for some sort of action, so imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon http://blog.parallels.com/2018/08/23/parallels-desktop-14-system-requirements/ and found that, here at least, it claimed that Mageia 6 was indeed supported. What!!!!!!! Is this true? In order to find out I did a snapshot of my Mageia 5 VM and did the online upgrade to version 6. And guess what? It all works just fine! Mageia, by the way, had ended support for version 5 on December 31, 2017, making my frustration even worse. I presume support for Mageia 6 would have involved such things as updating the scripts which run Parallels Tools, or other similar activity, so what I want to know is this: Does Parallels indeed officially support Mageia 6? And if so, when did this support actually start? And why wasn't the list of Supported Guest Operating Systems in the Help window updated promptly at the time? (It still hasn't been updated!) I'm guessing I could have upgraded from Mageia 5 to Mageia 6 probably six or eight months ago at least.

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