When Apple went to the Intel chips Parallels was first on base to provide virtualization software on the new platform. I started installing Parallels right from the beginning on several of our Mac laptops.
Virtualization software has been around for many, many years on the Mac. Virtual PC anyone? If you want to run a another OS on the Mac you need virtualization software to run it. For years all we had was Virtual PC.
I have been using Macs since 1987, about 20 years. The platform has had it’s ups and downs, but I have always been convinced it is the superior platform for computing. Now that we have OS X there is really no question about it.
Needless to say my Mac tech partner from work and I are very disappointed. We both are in the market for a new iMac, but Apple, for whatever reason, has decided to delay the release. Actually, as far as they are concerned it isn’t a delay.
There have been several rumors lately about the revival of the Mac Mini. I think the Mini fills a very important niche in the Apple lineup and I am delighted it appears it is going to go another round.
Apple has released a slew of updates in the last few days. There is a Security Update, Time Machine and Airport Updater, Time Capsule and Airport Base Station Firmware update and an update adding compatibility with some new digital cameras.