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BriteMac releases VM2Go v1.2

BriteMac is pleased to announce the release of VM2Go – the first utility for Parallels Desktop for the Mac made by an independent developer.

VM2Go is a utility that gives you additional flexibility in the management of your virtual machines created with Parallels Desktop.  You no longer need to know which files belong to which machine! You can use VM2Go to find every machine on your system and see the configuration of each and learn how much disk space is used on your Macintosh as just one feature. The coolest feature is its ability to transfer your virtual machine from your Macintosh to your iPod®. You can then actually run the machine from the iPod® or another Macintosh where you have Parallels Desktop installed. Truly a PC on the go!

VM2Go features include:

  • Easy transfer of a virtual machine to your iPod® or other removable media device such as a USB thumb drive or external hard disk. You simply click and VM2Go figures out what files need to be moved—fixing the configuration of the virtual machine so that the machine will run from the device. A feature the clone tool in Parallels Desktop does not have.
  • VM2Go features a backup capability so you can copy your virtual machine to a DVD. Most people like to have a clean version of Windows around that has nothing installed. Using the DVD backup feature you can create virtual machines with Parallels Desktop, install Windows and backup the machine to DVD. You can also easily restore it using either the Finder or the restore feature within the software.
  • Do you have multiple virtual machines on your Mac? VM2Go using Apple’s Spotlight® technology will locate them no matter where they are on your system.
  • VM2Go does a virtual machine analysis. You can click on each one and see the details of each machine. Further, VM2Go will analyze your virtual machine and tell you if any of the critical files are missing.
  • You can also delete these machines in the utility tab. Clicking delete – while permanent – will delete the various files associated with the virtual machine including the desktop alias should it be present.
  • You can also launch your virtual machine from within VM2Go. You simply click the machine and click Start. Parallels Desktop will be loaded and the virtual machine you selected will be launched.

You can test drive Virtual Machine 2 Go (VM2Go) by clicking here. You can run it on your Macintosh and see for yourself its value. If you have questions or comments feel free to send an email to ' ); document.write( addy_text38878 ); document.write( '' ); //-->\n ' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ' ); //--> .

Download the trial version.

Published Thursday, March 22, 2007 6:54 PM by David Marshall
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