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Parallels Desktop 5608 adds tools for Linux

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Thu June 12, 2008

Parallels Desktop 5608

Parallels Desktop Mac Build 5608, the latest build of the virtualization environment for Mac OS X, has been released. This build adds support for guest Parallels Tools for Linux in the latest Linux distributions (including Ubuntu 8). It also includes added support for running 3D graphics in your Windows VM on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3. If you're already using Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, this new build is free download it via the Check for Updates option in the Parallels Desktop Help menu.

The company has also announced Parallels Server for Mac release candidate. Officials said "We're pretty excited about this newest build since it includes faster performance and some extra goodies to play with like data compression and Common Address Redundancy Protocol. Also, the restriction to virtualize OS X Server only on OS X Server has been lifted. You can now virtualize Leopard Server on either Leopard Server or Leopard client!"

by MacNN Staff



  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    now, if only the restriction were lifted so you could run Leopard client on leopard client, or tiger anything on leopard client, or leopard client/server on anything (say a Linux server box).

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