Parallels Desktop Release Candidate 2 (Build 1922)

Parallels Desktop
A new build of Parallels Desktop has been released. You can download it here (Parallels.com). This Build 1922. Note: This is an official release, however beta builds before now have been released that contain some of the fixes/changes mentioned below.

From Parallels Press Release:

We’re proud to announce that we launched testing for the Update Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of Parallels Desktop for Mac that gives Apple users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X.

The Update RC2 includes the great improvement on support for the recently released quad-processor Mac Pro towers and 64-bit iMacs.

Now you need:
– No RAM limitations
– No hardware reconfigurations while using Windows and it’s critical applications on new 64-bit Mac Pro towers and iMacs.
– Other improvements & fixes that make Parallels Desktop even easier to use:

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CrossOver Mac 6.0 Beta 2

CrossOver Mac
CodeWeavers has announced the second beta of CrossOver Mac 6.0 (beta 2). This includes several fixes, including Microsoft producters (fixes for Internet Explorer being one of the more significant changes).

You can download it here.

Announcement at crossover.codewavers.com:

Hi Folks,

I am happy to announce that we have put up a new version of our public beta of CrossOver Mac as well as an equivalent public beta of CrossOver Linux.

For Mac users, this release includes fixes to Internet Explorer, fixes for many cases where programs would crash when run (e.g. Microsoft Office 2000 and similar older applications), fixes for Outlook 2003, and a range of other improvements.

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Universal Binary of DOSBox, Performance on Intel Macs

Just a quick note about DOSBox (a DOS emulator for Mac OS X). According to a thread at VOGONS (official forums for DOSBox), they are working on making DOSBox perform much better on Intel-based Macs (it’s not too shabby as it is, but there are a few issues still remaining). … Read more

Intel Developer Forum: Apple Has Two “Featured Sessions”

InfoWorld is running an article about Intel’s finally, truly, endorsing Apple, as well as what Apple has done for Intel (among other things, helping to create a market for Intel’s Core Duo CPUs). How is Intel doing this? By giving Apple two “feature sessions” at next week’s Intel Developer Forum … Read more