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Hi All,

I'm testing development of WebFOCUS reports using a Macbook Pro running Parallels version 7 to run Windows XP in a virtual machine. The Macbook Pro has an Intel chip that makes it possible to run Windows programs seamlessly, using Parallels in Coherence mode. Very nice.

So far I haven't seen any issues except for an intermittent cross-scripting error in Windows Internet Explorer when running code to create graphs.

Is anyone else running this setup with Developer Studio? If so, have you seen anything that would prevent using IB software on anything other than a true Intel-based PC. Any deal-breakers?

Your feedback is appreciated.

Thanks,

Norb

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FYI - Resolved the "cross-site scripting" issue with the instructions from a document on IB Info Response support site. Cool

http://techsupport.information...om/sps/51712002.html


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Interesting ... this may come in handy. Thanks for sharing.



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virtualize IE too, there's tons of gripes about Dev Studios reliance on *real* IE. Not sure what the current release is on OSX, but I thought MS stopped supporting it on that platform.

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Norb, I'll have to discuss this with you - I develop using my Mac Book Pro, but I bott into Windows 7. I haven't had any luck with Parallels - two issues: I get an annoying message from Windows about registration or something (even though I have a legit version on the Mac) and it doesn't recognize a second Windows drive I created with Bootcamp. Also their time-released support sucks.

Will get in touch!

Francis.


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Hi ABT,

IE is virtualized by the fact that it runs from within the Windows XP VM and not in the Mac OS. The sweet part is that looks just like another Mac window so you can move it anywhere you want. Nice when you are working with multiple monitors.

Norb


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Francis,

Regrettably, I am not running Windows 7 in Parallels on my MacBook Pro so I can't add much to what ails you. I am running the latest version (7.x) of Parallels desktop for Mac so if you are running some older version you might want to upgrade.

I'm sure you have researched the knowledge base on the Parallels site but I did locate an article on installing Windows 7 here: http://kb.parallels.com/en/4729

Perhaps there is a nugget of helpful information there.

See ya,

Norb


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Norb

In the UK there is a small but growing group of developers using a variety of different Mac books (Air, book and Pro). We tend to stick with Fusion as the VM of choice. In 5 years using Fusion I have never had any problems at all, and this is using Fusion for full development and using direct and indirect VPN access for support.

We have used NT, XP, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and Windows 7.

The big advantage of Fusion over Parallels for us is that the VM can be moved from Mac to PC (and vice versa) and back again if required, with no loss or degradation.


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Hi Alan,

Thanks for the information. It's interesting to hear that others are running Macs for WebFOCUS/Focus development. There isn't much chatter about that here in the forum.

Anyway we have VMware running in the data center here hosting a number of servers so I'm not sure why I chose Parallels to futz with but I'm satisfied thus far for development and VPN remote network access. I had used Sun's VirtualBox as well and it was fine (free) but not nearly as slick or seamless as Parallels is. Then when Oracle got their dirty paws on it I said "I'm outta here!".

We are strictly Windoze on the desktop so I can see that the ability to move the VM from Mac to PC and back again could be advantageous but then I have to ask why would you? Once you go mac you never go back! Right??!! Cool

Here is an interesting recent comparison of Parallels and VMware Fusion done by Ars Technica that you may be interested in. Their articles typically have depth to them and make for a good read. The comments are good too.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/r...usion-4-reviewed.ars

Have a great day,

Norb


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We are strictly Windoze on the desktop so I can see that the ability to move the VM from Mac to PC and back again could be advantageous but then I have to ask why would you? Once you go mac you never go back! Right??!!


Absolutely. I do have to share development VMs with the unenlightened though.


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Absolutely. I do have to share development VMs with the unenlightened though.


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Alan,

Do you recommend not bothering to pay for the new Parallels upgrade and get Fusion instead. Will recognize the second windows partition I created on my Mac?


Francis


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Hi Francis,

I know this is a very old thread but are you still having issues with the Win7 and Parallels?

I finally have gone to Win7 and am running to VMs on my MacBook Pro. One for XP and the other for Win7. They are working well. I did get a message about having to register Windows but I assumed that was the standard MS anti-piracy stuff. I registered and it was smooth sailing thereafter.

I'm not sure that I understand the issue about the 2nd windows drive created with Bootcamp. I also don't see how that is relevant. Bootcamp is an entirely different setup and partition and when you are in Bootcamp you cannot see anything on the Mac partition.

I am running Parallels 8 and from within Windows 7 I can see an external USB hard drive that has both a Window and Mac formatted partions. Files can be read from either partion while in Win7.

Anyway - you may be on Fusion or have gotten the whole Parallels thing to work but I came across this thread again and wanted to follow-up with you.

Later,

Norb


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