Parallels, the virtual machine go-to for Macs alongside Apple’s own Boot Camp, has another annual update, bringing Windows 10 to your Mac. However, this year Parallels adds one feature previously unknown to common Mac users—a virtual assistant.
After security firm CrowdStrike discovered a virtual machine security flaw that could (in theory) put millions of data centers at risk for malware attack this week, the comparisons came on hot, sticky, and thick. It was Heartbleed, all over again.....but this time, even WORSE.
Various countries and corporations have been trying to shut down the Pirate Bay for years, and yet, the site keeps soldiering on. This is not an accident. It's actually the result of an ingenious cloud-based hardware setup that's spread all over the world and more or less bulletproof.
The Cloud might seem like a modern-day marvel, but in fact it relies on software old and new. That's why now, more than ever, Virtual Machines are used to run legacy software and power the Cloud that we don't think twice about.
Parallels users, listen up! To accompany the recently-released Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, the Parallels peeps have released Parallels Mobile, a free app that lets users poke around on their Windows machines right on their iPhones and iPads.
If you're anxious about switching from a PC to a Mac, consider this: There are a multitude of ways you can virtualize Windows within OS X, and they all work uniquely well. Here's how to choose the right one.
Syncing your Zune in Mac OS X, running Word in Linux, giving Linux a go within Windows 7: just a few of the things you can do with virtual machines. And setting one up isn't just easy—it's free.