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Bye, Bye Parallels – Hello Virtual Box

February 20, 2016 - Geek Bits, OSX, Parallels
Bye, Bye Parallels – Hello Virtual Box

So I finally did it.  When I first purchased my MacBook Pro I bought a copy of Parallels 8.  What a mistake that turned out to be.  Don’t get me wrong the software did what it should have done when I bought it whilst running Mountain Lion.  Then their marketing kicked in banging on about how Parallels won’t work after each upgrade of OSX.  You can read about some of that story here so I won’t go over that again here.

I finally upgraded to El Capitan and boom, Parallels issues with the networking, I tried a few fixes published on various sites, none of which worked.  I refuse to give them any more cash frankly so – bye, bye Parallels – hello Virtual Box.

I’ll keep this thread up-to-date with anything relevant or potentially interesting that happens during the switch.

Installing Virtual Box & Win7 Virtual Machine

Theres practically nothing to write about this, it was ridiculously easy.  Virtual Box installed without any issues at all.  Plugged in the SuperDrive to the Mac, launched Virtual Box, went through the VM wizard and Win7 installed without any issues.

Thumbs up all round frankly.  And no cash changed hands!

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