updated 08:50 am EDT, Fri April 21, 2006
VM Compactor 1.0 beta
Parallels, makers of the first virtualization software for Mac OS X, today announced the beta release of its VM Compactor 1.0, an easy-to-use virtual hard disk management tool that optimizes performance of any Parallels, VMware or Microsoft virtual machine running Windows 2000, 2003, or XP by compacting its hard drive by up to 80 percent. The company said that compacted hard disks help optimize virtual machine performance and more efficiently use real disk space; it works with any virtual machine from Parallels, VMware and Microsoft "No matter which virtualization solution you use, Parallels VM Compactor can help you improve virtual machine performance and better manage physical and virtual disk space. The product works seamlessly with any virtual machines built with Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X VMware Workstation, VMware GSX Server, VMware Server, MS Virtual PC, and MS Virtual Server." A free 30-day trial is available.