I am happy to say that I have finished setting up my necessary Windows applications on my MacBook Pro. Tuesday I set up Parallels Desktop for Mac, activated my Windows XP Pro license, and let it sit. Today, I configured the settings of the OS how I like it, transferred over the applications I need, and tested them out.
I also “installed parallels tools” which in affect made everything run smoother between Mac OS and Windows XP. Such as:
- Setting up a shared folder between the two OSes
- Enabling copy and paste between the OSes
- Ensuring all drivers work (mouse, printers, internet, etc.), mouse even runs as smooth as it does on Mac, which is huge.
- Don’t have to click off the Windows screen to use OS X, it just scrolls off like two different screens.
Here is a screen capture of my desktop state on both OS X and OS XP. I blurred stuff out on the larger version, such as my buddies screen names…
So now I can trash my Dell!!!