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Parallels VM Compressor Release Candidate

From Parallels:

Parallels is proud to announce the Release Candidate (RC) for Parallels VM Compressor, a powerful, easy to use virtual hard disk management tool that performance optimizes any Parallels, VMware or Microsoft virtual machine by the compressing its hard drive to less than half of its original size.

Smaller virtual disks mean better virtual machine performance, more efficient use of physical drive space, and virtual machine image files that are easily burned to a CD or DVD, or ported to another machine via the internet.  Give it a try - we're sure you'll love the results!

Works with any virtual machine from Parallels, VMware and Microsoft

No matter which virtualization solution you use, Parallels VM Compressor can help you improve virtual machine performance and better manage physical and virtual disk space. The product works seamlessly with any virtual machines built with:

  • Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X
  • VMware Workstation
  • VMware GSX Server
  • VMware Server
  • Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Microsoft Virtual Server

Improvements and Fixes in Parallels VM Compressor RC:

  • Added uninstall feature for primary Mac OS X
  • Added /r command line key to register product from the command line
  • VM Compressor now posts an event to guest Windows Application event log upon finishing its work
  • Changed logic of checking administrator's rights
  • VM Compressor no longer removes pictures from  My Accounts
  • Changed message which appears if Parallels VM Compressor is not activated or license key is expired
  • Fixed the problem with Windows File Protection message
  • Users are now able to add or remove tasks by clicking on the task itself or its checkbox

Known Issues:

  • The Parallels VM Compactor folder is not automatically deleted on Linux or Mac OS X primary OSes. You may delete it manually.
  • If you are a Mac user, your license key will be deleted when you upgrade to Parallels VM Compressor RC. You will need to re-input it to activate the product. For your convenience, we have included your key with this email.

Download it here.

Published Monday, May 01, 2006 6:29 AM by David Marshall
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