Parallels: Windows for Mac users

In this guest post for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), John Espirian discusses how Mac users can access Windows programs, focusing on the Parallels ‘virtual machine’ app.

Parallels for Mac

If an ideal world, I’d use a Mac without ever venturing over to the dark side of PCs. But sometimes it’s not possible, because some important piece of software runs only on Windows. Although this is a pain, it doesn’t mean you have to keep a PC on standby. I’ve come up with a couple of alternatives in a post I recently wrote for the SfEP.

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Do you use Parallels or some other virtual-machine software? Which workflow suits you best? Let me know by leaving a comment below or by catching up with me on Twitter. I’d love to hear from you.

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