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New Parallels Beta released


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courtesy MacFixit.com


New Parallels Beta offers USB fixes; video acceleration; keyboard enhancements

Parallels has released a new beta edition of Parallels Beta for Mac OS X. The new release includes the following enhancements:


Video output improvement and acceleration

Added multi interfaces USB devices support (including Windows Mobile 2005 devices)

Added isochronous USB devices support (including WebCam devices)

Minor USB fixes

Keyboard support improvement: Eject CD key support, left/right Shift/Ctrl/Alt (Option)/Windows keys difference support

Added virtual disk cache policy option: Mac OS X performance optimized or guest OS performance optimized

Image Tool fixes

Optimized disk cache policy for Suspend/Resume feature

Windows ME Suspend/Resume fix

Shared Folders first time access acceleration

Clipboard synchronization tool fixes (unreadable symbols sometimes added during copy and paste)

Sound playback improvement

Sound recording improvement

Minor Full Screen mode fixes

"Unable to allocate virtual memory" during virtual machine power on fix

Minor GUI fixes and improvements

Solaris doesn’t work with more than one virtual disk fix

The new release is available as a 24.3 MB download.




Pretty good update. Definitely noticeable performance enhancements and Parallels is working on full 3D acceleration for a future release of the product. Things are definitely looking good from the Parallels camp.

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