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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
Don't turn this forum in to your own personal flame war.


I agree. There will always be differences in opinion. The culture of 123macmini has been to respect one another's differences. If we all had the same thoughts and opinions this forum would be rather boring. Lack of respect for one another harms the forum. A debate with mutual respect for one another can make for an interesting discussion and an enjoyable read.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
ClunkClunk wrote:
Don't turn this forum in to your own personal flame war.

A debate with mutual respect for one another can make for an interesting discussion and an enjoyable read.


I couldn't agree more. However, when someone calls me an uneducated ass and a moron for reading the upgrade instructions and therefore having zero problems, I get a bit pissed off.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qrayg wrote:
I really liked Parallels, at first. Then they released a major update and you couldn't start a BootCamp as a VM when you have a USB FAT32 disc mounted. You have to eject the disc and then start the VM.

Now they released 3.0 and my paid and trial activation keys don't work. Plus, 3.0 converts your old VM's to work with the new Beta and you can't go back. So, I can't use my VM's anymore because Parallels won't accept my activations keys and I can't use the VM's with an older version.

I've lost all respect for this app so I'm sticking with BootCamp.

You can dl a trial key that works for 14 days during which you can decide whether or not the new version is worht its money.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And none of this changes the fact that this software is way not ready for public use.

The software is ready for public use and the few that do have problems are mainly those that have not taken the time to check the enclosed information.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Parallels Desktop 3 Released Reply with quote

Seems pretty tempting now using Direct X so I can edit, Part of me wants to tyr and part of me wants to wait for Leopard that will probably have this built in and better. I like the idea of not having to restart and maybe run both at the same time. Foes Parrels support USB 2 and Fiewire and all that stuff?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:44 am    Post subject: Re: Parallels Desktop 3 Released Reply with quote

rando1968 wrote:
Foes Parrels support USB 2 and Fiewire and all that stuff?Randy

Yes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: Parallels Desktop 3 Released Reply with quote

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rando1968 wrote:
Foes Parrels support USB 2 and Fiewire and all that stuff?Randy

Yes.

No, actually. It supports USB 1.1, some USB2, and no Firewire devices.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I paid the upgrade fee two days ago, for the download version. The instructions I got with the confirmation email were "... you will receive an email with download instructions the day it is released." I haven't received this yet, but I assume it will come today.


Odd. My email appeared pretty much instantaneously after I paid for the upgrade. I would check your spam filters / junk mail.

Good thought, Sparkstack. Unfortunately, download instructions were neither present in my junk mail or university spam filters. Has anyone else paid for an electronic download upgrade and not received it yet?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Sparkstack wrote:
Fox wrote:
I paid the upgrade fee two days ago, for the download version. The instructions I got with the confirmation email were "... you will receive an email with download instructions the day it is released." I haven't received this yet, but I assume it will come today.


Odd. My email appeared pretty much instantaneously after I paid for the upgrade. I would check your spam filters / junk mail.

Good thought, Sparkstack. Unfortunately, download instructions were neither present in my junk mail or university spam filters. Has anyone else paid for an electronic download upgrade and not received it yet?

Just go to their site and you can download it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Parallels Desktop 3 Released Reply with quote

Does it co-exist with Bootcamp? would I have to re-install Windows or does it pickup the existing Windows partition? Im just wondering if it would be wise to try it or not if it would work with my editing software and network storage.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Parallels Desktop 3 Released Reply with quote

rando1968 wrote:
Does it co-exist with Bootcamp? would I have to re-install Windows or does it pickup the existing Windows partition? Im just wondering if it would be wise to try it or not if it would work with my editing software and network storage.

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Usage of bootcamp partition should be possible. But why don't you simply go to their website, dl the app, ask a trial serial, RTFM and find out what is possible?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMac wrote:
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Unfortunately, download instructions were neither present in my junk mail or university spam filters. Has anyone else paid for an electronic download upgrade and not received it yet?

Just go to their site and you can download it!

That will only change my paid copy to an evaluation copy. I need the serial number that they send me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MrMac wrote:
Fox wrote:
Unfortunately, download instructions were neither present in my junk mail or university spam filters. Has anyone else paid for an electronic download upgrade and not received it yet?

Just go to their site and you can download it!

That will only change my paid copy to an evaluation copy. I need the serial number that they send me.

Paid copy is the same as evaluation copy. The evaluation copy becomes paid copy by entering a valid SN.

So IF you have a valid SN dl the software, start it up, enter SN and you're set.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMac wrote:
Paid copy is the same as evaluation copy. The evaluation copy becomes paid copy by entering a valid SN.

So IF you have a valid SN dl the software, start it up, enter SN and you're set.


Obviously Fox doesn't have his activation key yet. This is exactly what he's been posting about the entire time. You've even quoted him on it:
Fox wrote:
That will only change my paid copy to an evaluation copy. I need the serial number that they send me.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry if I understood it rong but this makes the case highly peculiar.

Standard procedure was that after ordering & paying you get an serialnumber and you can DL the product (trial & definite are the same).

If he has not received a SN (and checked his spambox!) then he can start using an evaluation SN valid for 14 days (no limitations, full product) and contact Parallels about the problem. Even better contact Digital River (sales organisation). When he has his SN he can enter that and the product is no longer trial software.

So most likely culprit is then his spamfilter or that of his provider.
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