Apple’s “Get a Mac” page promoting the Windows compatibility of Intel Macs promotes the use of Parallels Desktop over Boot Camp. Although “promotes” might be the wrong word. What they’re doing is emphasizing the way that with Parallels — and unlike Boot Camp — you can run Windows software at the same time as Mac software, but they only specifically mention that this requires Parallels in a footnote, and they don’t even link to the the Parallels web site.
Wait and see if the virtualization software in Mac OS X 10.5 doesn’t support this out of the box.
★ Sunday, 18 June 2006