Running Parallels on new MacBook Pro - Is it safe and reliable?
Posted on 2011-02-25
I am a new Mac user (experienced pc user and network administrator). I purchased a MB Pro so I could have the advantages of OS X and Windows 7 Ultimate. I've setup Parallels and installed all of my Windows applications. So far, all seems to run very well, though there are some oddities related to the Apple keyboard in the Windows environment that I could do without (i.e., Delete key behavior is odd when using Excel).
Are there any concerns or areas to watch out for regarding the safe, reliable use of Windows and Windows apps in the Parallels virtual machine environment - such as things that don't work as expected or the potential for strange behavior from Excel or other apps? Is there a "best" mode to work with in Parallels, such as Coherence On vs. Off?
I sure appreciate any input.