XP on Mac Using Parallels

On last weeks’ podcast I talked about the video I created for the Techpodcast Round Table, where I showed exactly what it looks like to run Windows on a Mac running Parallels Workstation from Parallels.com. Here’s a link to the video so you can watch it for yourself! It’s about 43MB, so if you’d rather download it instead of waiting for it to buffer, just right click on the link below and choose “Save Link As” or it might say “Save Link Location”. That should download the file to your computer (go brew a cup of coffee while you wait, or maybe make a sandwich…)

Click here to see Windows XP running on a Mac using Parallels Workstation.

I thought about actually including the video in the NosillaCast feed – but I thought it would be mean to dump a 42MB video file on you after just about a year of les than 15MB audio feeds – did I guess right in not doing that? Or would you have enjoyed it if I had surprised you with this treat? Let me know in email at [email protected], or post a comment here!

3 thoughts on “XP on Mac Using Parallels

  1. debbie T - May 4, 2006

    I just finished watching your video. Wow, this is terrific! It was always such a mystery how Parallels worked, and actually seeing it helps so much. Thank you for taking the time to walk through the installation and features!

  2. Garlyn Wieck - June 16, 2006

    Nice Video – good information. My question is will Parallels run the new MS Vista OS?

  3. podfeet - June 16, 2006

    Glad you liked it Garlyn – There is some question on Vista. MS announced a few months back that they wouldn’t support the EFI (extensible firmware interface) that replaced BIOS on the new Intel motherboards, but then again XP wasn’t supposed to be able to run either and they figured that out. I would expect it will run, but probably not right away. I tried to download the public beta to test it but the server was hammered when I tried. Parallels does run older versions – 98, 95, even 3.1!

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