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Parallels Technology Network launches

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Thu April 26, 2007

Parallels tech network

Parallels today launched the Parallels Technology Network, a medium dedicated to consolidating the efforts and activities of third party developers who create Parallels Virtual Appliances. The company's new network includes the Parallels Virtual Appliances Directory, Knowledge Base, and Community Forum to bring developers together. The Parallels Virtual Appliances directory is the official list of virtual appliances that run under Parallels Desktop for Mac or Parallels Workstation, and the Parallels Knowledge Base is a library consisting of documents on a wide range of topics regarding Parallels products. The Parallels Community Forum serves as a place to discuss topics related to Parallels Virtualization Technology, according to the company, and focuses on the best practices of using virtual appliances as well as tips and tricks for creating those appliances.

by MacNN Staff





  1. cambie

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nice try

    Nice try parallels. Vwmare is coming for you, and all they have to do is add cohesion mode and you are sunk. I've already dropped it for Fusion because of the USB support and snapshots. Two things that have always made me wish VMware would enter the Mac market. You might get a few developers with you, but why when VMware has been open to virtual appliances and open development for a long time now (which you obviously ignored when you made everything you did proprietary).

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no Linux distros

    I still don't even even see ordinary Linux distributions available.

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: nice try

    I think that's a bit of an exaggeration. I've been using Parallels daily at work and home with few problems. It's fast, stable, and works INCREDIBLY well. Most importantly it's CHEAP.

    VMware offers nothing more for the individual. Initially I got excited when VMware released the beta. After downloading it and reading the release notes I decide against installing it. No networking choices on the fly, no coherence, slower then Parallels (by report), no bootcamp support.

    Parallels has a foot hold. VMware has to offer something significantly better then Parallels to get switchers. Parallels will be around for a while.

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