Posted on this Wednesday, June 6, 2012 14:56 by caw
Filed Under Macintosh, OS X, Software, Virtualization | Leave a Comment


I’ve talked before about how much I like Parallels’ Desktop for Mac (now at version 7). I’ve been using it since version 3 when I got my first Mac Book Pro. Some of the updates have been painful (I believe 4 to 5 was agony) but all in all, they have delivered new, mostly useful features and have been timely about fixing glitches. One I would desperately love to see fixed is the "guest OS takes over the world" features, sometimes known as "all your CPU belong to us!" I’ve seen this this most with Windows (XP, Vista, 7 and now 8 Preview) but it’s happened with Linux, Solaris, etc. I don’t know if it’s an abstraction issue with the hardware or the OSes are trying to do something out of the ordinary. Just all of a sudden the CPU’s peg at 100% and everything goes to pieces. I just updated with the latest rev of their software and I pegged the CPUs so the problem is still lingering. Sigh…


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