reports that Parallels, a start-up company, has developed the "Parallels Desktop" program that uses virtualization technology to run the Windows and Mac operating systems at the same time. Earlier in the year, Apple announced its own piece of software named "Boot Camp," that would allow a Mac user to load and operate the Windows operating system. However, it forced users to use only one OS at a time. Parallels Desktop doesn't need to rely on emulation to mimic the hardware that is inside a PC because Macs and PCs now use the same Intel-based chip. ...

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