This next month's great meeting topics is "Mistakes to Avoid". The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, April 4, 2017, in Kennedy Hall at IC School, 1208 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City. Please bring your friends who are Mac or iOS users to our meetings.
Become a virtualization whiz with "Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12"
by Tom Piper on behalf of Take Control publishers
We won’t beat around the bush. Either you need to run Windows apps on your Mac or you don’t. Either you’re involved enough to be testing pre-release versions of macOS 10.12 Sierra in a virtual machine or you’re not. If not, no worries, but check out Take Control of Preview, which reveals oodles of hidden capabilities in the ultimate everymac app.
If you do need Windows apps, want to test Sierra without devoting a Mac to it, or wish to play around with Android, Chromium OS, or any one of the 57 flavors of Linux, the solution is Parallels Desktop, the first virtualization app for the Mac when it debuted 10 years ago. This week marked the release of Parallels Desktop 12, which is optimized for Sierra, boasts performance enhancements, and provides a collection of handy single-purpose utilities in the Parallels Toolbox. To help you make the most of it, we have the 170-page Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12 for you, which is only $10.50 after the 30% MUG discount.
(To be precise, Parallels Desktop 12 was released to those upgrading from a previous version and to Parallels subscribers; it will become available to new customers on August 23rd.)
In Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12, virtualization expert Joe Kissell explains how beginners can set up a virtual machine to run Windows or another operating system, share files with a virtual machine, and switch smoothly between virtualized apps and Mac apps. But it’s not all about beginners!
For those who are familiar with virtualization in general and with previous versions of Parallels in particular, Joe explores the many preferences and settings you can tweak for specific situations, to increase performance, and to enhance security. He also offers tips and directions for connecting peripherals to your virtual machine and covers snapshots, backups, malware prevention, troubleshooting, and more!
While it’s easy to throw around titles like “virtualization expert,” Joe really does qualify as such. Back in 2006, when Apple first released Macs based on Intel processors along with Boot Camp, Joe was first off the line with Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, a popular title that evolved over five editions. He also wrote two editions of a Take Control book about Parallels Desktop competitor VMware Fusion, whose future has been unclear since the Fusion team was hit by layoffs in January.
Created in collaboration with the Parallels team for technical accuracy and to target the topics that generate the most support calls, Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12 focuses on Parallels Desktop Standard and Pro editions, and, where appropriate, includes details about Parallels Desktop Lite and Parallels Desktop Business Edition.
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