Was P4 "Beta" or Final?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by tonycarreon, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. tonycarreon

    tonycarreon

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    wow. that's all i can say. so far it has been 99% unstable and unusable.

    what happened to coherence? any time i put a vm in coherence it freezes and activity monitor shows "Parallels Desktop" and "Parallels Service" locked up and non-responsive. i have to force quit both, if i'm lucky enough for my mac to be responsive enough to do that.

    for no reason at all suddenly parallels tools is no longer installed and i have to reinstall it.

    idle cpu usage seems to be higher than in parallels 3...

    i'd suggest putting p4 back in the oven because it's certainly not done yet. was this release rushed to grab some attention from the other co's recent release? if so p4 may indeed grab some headlines but certainly not the kind parallels is looking for.

    i never thought i'd say "parallels 3 is pretty stable." time to downgrade.
     
  2. Pixeljugger

    Pixeljugger

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    I feel the same, it's been a horror show and a complete workday waste .....
     
  3. plazmyd

    plazmyd Bit Poster

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    Neither, I think it is still in alpha.
     
  4. biglar

    biglar Kilo Poster

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    I did beta testing earlier and had a similar problem.
    Sometimes the usage goes really high until Parallels Tools is installed properly.
    Reinstall Tools and try to be patient -- it may take a while (up to an hour or so).

    Good luck.

    P.S. After it is installed properly it runs really well and I have never had a failure. At least my imac with xp does.
     
  5. plazmyd

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    Are you using a Boot Camp partition?
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  6. biglar

    biglar Kilo Poster

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    No, sorry. I do not have a Bootcamp partition.
     
  7. ChDp

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    Is PD4 SUPPOSED TO be BootCamp compatible (compliant?) . In that case, I must have missed something…
     
  8. sidssp

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    Please click one of the Quick Reply icons in the posts above to activate Quick Reply.
     
  9. sidssp

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    I think it was rushed out for the holiday season.
     

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