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Update to Parallels 3.0

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There’s an update for Parallels 3.0 available.  The standout out feature, apart from the reported performance improvement, is the integration of Coherence into Expose.  More detail here.

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Written by remark

September 12, 2007 at 7:23 am

Posted in OS X, Software, Tools

Backing up OS X command-line style

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I bought an external drive recently.  I bought it partly to back up the files on my main computer – a trusty Mac.  It came bundled with Retrospect Express.  I’ve tried to use Retrospect Express, but we don’t get along too well.  Before I got the drive, I’d read about using rsync to backup OS X.  So, I thought I’d give that a go.  I followed the instructions here.  Works a treat, and simple as you like.  Sometimes the command line is all you need.  For the easily scared among you, keep your eyes averted from the following warning to be found towards the bottom of the article:

Using command line utilities without experience can have unpredictable consequences including loss of data.

Written by remark

July 30, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Installing Parallels Tools in Ubuntu

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I didn’t realise that version 3.0 of Parallels allows you to install the tools for Linux OSes.  Reading the release notes for the latest build, I discovered this useful feature.  And the instructions here show you how to do it in Ubuntu.  No more Control+Alt to release the mouse for me.

Written by remark

July 21, 2007 at 11:43 am

Posted in OS X, Tools, Ubuntu

New build of Parallels 3.0

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Build 4560 of Parallels Desktop for Mac is out.  I’ve upgraded and all is well.  The new build includes updated Parallels Tools.  I’ve finally got around to installing the release version of Windows Vista (with the image being on an external drive – connected with Firewire.)  There are rumours that version 3.5 will have Aero support.  Right now the Experience Score Thingy (TM) won’t run through – I can live without it I suppose.

Written by remark

July 21, 2007 at 11:15 am

Posted in General, OS X, Tools

Parallels 3.0 release

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Parallels Desktop for Mac v3.0 has been released.  More info here.

Written by remark

June 9, 2007 at 8:57 am

Posted in OS X, Software, Tools

iPhone ads

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Don’t watch these adverts.  You’ll want one.  You have been warned.

Written by remark

June 5, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Posted in Kit, OS X

More info on the next version of Parallels Desktop

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If you want to know a little bit more about version 3.0 of Parallels Desktop for Mac, head over to Gizmodo.

Written by remark

June 2, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Posted in OS X, Software, Tools