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People Love Windows: As Long As It’s Running On A Mac

Sales of virtualization software Parallels and VMware Fusion are up 50% so far this year. Both pieces of software allow Mac users to run Windows applications side by side with OS X, making it a huge selling point for Mac holdouts, or those interested in making the switch.

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A lot of business users need to run Windows-only applications. But everyone should know by now that the fastest, most reliable PC, especially for business/corporate use, is a Mac. Michael Redmond (his name is rather ironic), says that latest releases from Microsoft on the Office front, and hard to find Games (that only run on Windows) have also been increasing demand for virtualization.

“Clearly, the performance gains of [Macs] moving to Intel processors are encouraging more users to experiment with virtualization,” Redmond said in an e-mail. “”Clearly, the performance gains of [Macs] moving to Intel processors are encouraging more users to experiment with virtualization,” he continued.

According to an NPD Group Inc (market research analysts), this year, sales of Mac/Windows virtualization software will total between $15 million and $20 million. The numbers are drawn from e-commerce stores, and U.S.-based retailers.

Parallels and VMware both sell for around $80. They pretty much go alongside Apple’s Boot Camp offerings which allows users to reboot into Windows or OS X. Virtualization software like VMware and Parallels can run Windows and Mac OS X side by side. “Parallels says it has sold 1 million copies of Parallels Desktop since June 2006. VMware will only say that it sold 250,000 copies of VMware Fusion in its first five months,” Computerworld reports.

So essentially… People need and love Windows, as long as its running on a Mac.



Read – Computerworld
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One Comment to “People Love Windows: As Long As It’s Running On A Mac”

JeffOS @ September 18th, 2008 at 9:13 am
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I have convinced 3 people to switch to Mac from Windows because of software like this. First it was BootCamp and then I got into Parallels and VMware because you don’t have to reboot.

With software like this on the market, the only reason to not use a Mac (especially these days with Vista), would be if you are an extremely hard core gamer.

Unless you need a ridiculous amount of power, more than Apple can deliver, then there’s just no reason for you to not be using a Mac.

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