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Ask Ben Anything - Linux Resolution, Missing Vista Activation Keys, Coherence, 3D support update

In the latest edition of "Ask Ben Anything" on the official Parallels blog site, Ben Rudolph answers your latest round of questions around Linux Resolution, Vista Keys, Coherence and 3D support.

If Linux is used as a "Guest" OS on a Windows XP desktop, are there video resolution limitations for the Linux installation?

- Charles M.

Right now, yes. However, you'll be able to map Linux guest OSes to your host PC's resolution when we introduce a full Parallels Tools set for Linux. This is on track for the next major upgrade version, so its coming soon.


I'm trying to install Vista in Parallels on my Mac, but I can't find my Windows activation key. Can I still install it?

- David B.

Yes, you can. But -- IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER AHEAD -- you must activate your copy of Vista with a fully licensed, genuine activation key within 30 days or it will stop working. My advice would be to hold off installing until you find your key, so you don't get started and then have important data trapped in your VM if you can't find your activation key.


Coherence is slick stuff. Which guests support it?

- Harold S.

Coherence works great in Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 2003. Make sure you update Parallels Tools in each guest OS where you'd like to use Coherence!


Any update on your forthcoming support of OpenGL and DirectX 3D graphics?

- Erik P

We're still on track to add this in the next major upgrade version. it just takes time. :)

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Published Friday, January 19, 2007 10:19 PM by David Marshall
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