Originally Posted by emacs72
i heard many good things about Parallels. if i ever get a MacOS desktop or notebook i'll definitely give Parallels a trial run.
I wouldn't bother with Parallels.
I made the mistake a couple of years ago with Parallels 3. It was very good, but then I went to Snow Leopard 10 months ago and it stopped working. So I was forced onto Parallels 5 as an upgrade.
I dislike intensely having to pay a large upgrade price for an upgrade that I don't want in the first place, especially on full price software that was less than 18 months old. There is a distinct irony that P5 Upgrade cost more than Snow Leopard - I pay more to run Microsoft crappy products on my Mac than I pay Apple to run OSX!
So I bailed earlier this year and went for VM3 instead and it's been just as good.
If you like yearly updates go for Parallels. If you want a product that stays vaguely the same, go with anyone else.
Oh, and I especially dislike Parallels putting an MS icon on the desktop on my Mac.