Screen pic of my MacBook after installing Windows XP Pro SP2 via Parallels Desktop
I’ve installed Windows XP Pro SP2 on my MacBook now, courtesy of Parallels Desktop. So now I can run both Mac and Windows applications simultaneously without rebooting the computer. And if I put the virtual machine into full-screen mode, it looks just like I’m running a Windows machine. And at the holding down of a couple of keys, it would revert again to being a window within my Mac desk-top. Cool, huh?
An interesting tip for people who may be in similar situations as me: You don’t need the full version of Windows OS if you’re running Parallel Desktop on a Mac. The upgrade version will do. That’s huge $$$ savings. And do make use of the great student licensing price at your university computer store if you’re still a student. That would save you even more!
More importantly for now, I can use Word and Endnote without having annoying trial messages popping up cos my old Windows version of the software can work here as well. It’s dangerously close to being the best of both worlds. :)
Seriously. This is cool. Still trying to be cautious and not fall head over heels too soon. But this baby is fantastic!