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      03-05-2009, 05:01 AM   #1

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Running Windows software on Mac

Many Mac users want to try some Windows software but buy a new computer is really a kind of waste. Parallels can help those Mac users to experience Windows software.
Parallels (Parallels Desktop for Mac)----- Virtual machine software from Parallels, Inc., that allows Windows, Linux and other operating systems to run in an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X. Some people familiar with it, some people not. This article will give a brief introduction about Parallels.

Part1: Definition of the Parallels
It is hardware emulation virtualization software, using hypervisor technology that works by mapping the host computerís hardware resources directly to the virtual machineís resources, allowing each virtual machine to operate identically to a standalone computer. Some Mac users familiar with this software because it gives them the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

Part2: How to install Parallels

Step1: Download Parallels Desktop on your Mac OS X system

Step2: Setting Up Parallels
Once the downloading is finished, it's time to start the application, which you'll find in a folder called "Parallels" in your Application directory. Then you need to specify the name of your virtual machine, and where it should be stored on your disk:

Step3:Installing Windows OS
The above step to actually install Parallels is to insert the Windows install CD (DVD, actually) into your computer, then push the "play" button in Parallels to start up the program with the new VM system. Now you can step through the standard steps of a Windows XP.
After installing, you can use Windows XP on your Mac.

Part3: Unique use of Parallels
We all know the general function about Parallels in the test procedure for professional stuff. Now I introduce a unique use for Mac users to use other software which require Windows, Linux and other operating systems.

Take Aiseesoft Total Video Converter for example, this excellent video converter canít be operated on Mac. Its System Requirements is Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP and Windows Vista. When you have Parallels on your Mac, you can use this software any time.
Now I give you a presentation to show how to make full use of your Parallels.
First, you need switch your Mac OS to windows.

Second, you can follow this guide
to use Aiseesoft Total Video Converter similar with Window users.

Finally, you can enjoy your harvest.

You had chosen the Windows OS, so the software can run smoothly.
With the presentation above, you can use any software conveniently.
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