Saturday, July 21, 2007

Virtual pc

Virtual pc, virtual machine and multiple operating system solutions by Parallels, Inc.

3.0 Build 4128:

2.5 Build 3214:

Parallels Desktop 3.0 Build 4560 is available for download:

Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac includes the following new features and feature improvements:

* Image Tool - Add capacity to your virtual disk image
* SmartSelect - Open your files in Mac OS X or Windows with any available Mac OS X or Windows application
** Shared Applications and SmartSelect options in Configuration Editor were redesigned: you can now enable/disable all options
** Shared Applications and SmartSelect options in the Applications menu were redesigned: you can now access Windows Start menu and the list of recently opened Windows applications, as well as configure SmartSelect without starting a particular Windows application.

The most important fixes and improvements include:

* SmartSelect and Shared Applications
** Some correct file associations in Mac (like .doc association with Microsoft® Office Word for Mac) reset and switch to Parallels Desktop - fixed
** Errors when opening certain file types in Mac (like .msg files from Microsift Office Outlook 2007) - fixed
** Detection of the file types that don't have associations in Mac - improved
** SmartSelect and Shared Applications configuration options added
** SmartSelect now correctly recognizes default web browser in Mac

* Video and 3D
** No textures in some games (like ''Max Payne''™) - fixed
** Some games crash on nVidia® video cards - fixed
** VM cannot suspend after iTunes® upgrade to 7.3 due to incorrect DirectX® detection - fixed
** Pixel size calculation - improved: graphics are displayed correctly in Microsoft Access™
** Performance of some CAD/CAM applications (including SolidWorks®) - improved
** Multi-threaded CAD/CAM applications now show workspace correctly. The list of applications includes, but not limited to, AutoCAD®, 3D Studio MAX®, CATIA V5, PowerSHAPE, Zemax®, Pro/ENGINEER® and many others
** Vertical Sync enabled (this will result in benchmarks performance cut-off at 60 FPS, but will provide less resources usage and less artifacts when resizing screen)

* Boot Camp
** Detection of the operating system installed in Boot Camp - improved
** Vista reinstalls ACPI PC on each restart - fixed

* Snapshots
** Delete with children (recursive delete) option added
** Possible corruption of the .xml file included in the bundle .hdd during reversion to snapshot - fixed

* Parallels Explorer
** Many segmentation fault cases were fixed
** Correct handling of non-NTFS file systems added
** Many look and feel improvements

* Other fixes
** Having USB device in configuration significantly (by 30%) increases Parallels Desktop CPU usage for Vista guest OS - fixed
** Mouse gets automatically ungrabbed if Vista had been put into sleep mode from inside the virtual machine
** Correct tools for eComStation™ 1.2 included
** Windows® 98 restart hangs - fixed
** Parallels Tools installation changes default printer in Windows - fixed
** Compatibility with Microsoft® LiveMeeting - fixed
** Mouse issues with Flex/Flash drag-n-drop - fixed
** Shared folders: Changing file extension affects the dates in the file info - fixed
** Shared folders: Cannot use mkdir a\b\c in the mapped Parallels Shared Folder disk - fixed
** Shared folders: Cannot open file with brackets in the filename from a shared folder - fixed
** Compatibility with MacFUSE 0.4 - fixed
** Animation transitions between view modes (Full Screen, Guest OS Window, Coherence) improved for better look and feel
** Parallels Tools for Linux: time synchronization tool added
** Virtual machine sometimes crashes when working with hard disks connected to IDE 1:0 and IDE 1:1 channels - fixed
** Bugreports are now sent via default Mac mail client
** In rare cases Mac OS hangs for some time after sleep if Parallels Desktop is running - fixed
** Image Tool added - now it is possible to increase virtual HDD capacity


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