Many of you know I got a new MacBook Pro and I have been giving some updates on migrating over from the PowerBook G4 to the MacBook Pro. One of the big +’s of the MacBook Pro is that it is Intel based, which means you can run virtually any OS on it, including Windows.

I downloaded and installed Parallels Desktop for Mac, which enables me to run Windows on my Mac. It is now set up and it runs pretty well. I am still tinkering with setting up a shared folder, so I can drag and drop between the two OSes. Ultimately, I would like to move over the one application I need a PC for, to this parallel desktop solution. I also hear that Apple’s next OS Leopard may switch the BootCamp software to run both OSes in parallel, so this application may no longer be needed then.

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So a few more days of testing and then Ill move over the application and trash my PC.

Exciting…

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  1. Mark
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    Hi,
    I just purchased a MacBook Pro. I thought Parallels Desktop For Mac did not run on the MacBook Pro? Have I been mislead?

    In order to access work from home online I have to be operating in a Window’s environment. I was getting ready to bite the bullet and download bootcamp and go out and buy Windows XP. Evidently Parallels is all I need to purchase.

    I have another question – which version of Microsoft Office do I need to purchase to run on MacBook Pro?

    Thanks

  2. Barry Schwartz
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    (1) I am using a MacBook Pro and it works fine. It currently is not supported on a Mac Pro but is supported on a MacBook Pro.

    (2) “Which version of Microsoft Office do I need to purchase to run on MacBook Pro?”

    To run on Windows or Mac?

  3. alex
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    Hi i also have a macbook pro with parallel just installed
    so i the first thing i wanted to do was play World in Conflict

    but when i press play it says please insert original cd and the original cd is in there already
    also it brings me to a website for troubleshooting and i followed the steps precisely and still does the same problem
    do u know how to fix this?

    thanks

  4. Ericson
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    Does parallel take up a lot of ram? Will it slow things down? I need a MBP to run several CAD programs along with MATLAB(windows programs), Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft office and the Internet. Can this run smoothly with a 8GB ram MBP? Or will I run into problems?

    Thanks,
    Ericson

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