After having been coding in Windows inside OS X, using Parallels, on my Mac Pro for a day and half I still feel very weird about the whole thing. (Getting my laptop's Windows installation transferred into a Parallels' virtual hard disk image was a long and tedious process and I won't bore you with the details)
Using Windows inside OS X just feel plain strange at the moment but I like it so far. Being able to run both OSes at the same time is so much more convenient, I don't have to switch screen/keyboard/mouse inputs, or keep two sets of emails and web bookmarks, and I can just drag-n-drop files between the two OSes. Despite running inside a vm, Visual Studio 2005 works very well. It runs and compiles almost as fast as on my Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Dell with RAID 0 drives in the office but I think the 2.66 GHz Xeon processor helps! 🙂
Anyway, the Mac Pro is everything that I have hoped for. Yes it is expensive but given my last mac lasts over 4 years I think it is a good investment. It does mean that I have to forgo the Xbox 360 for another 6 months or so but I don't have time to play game that much anyway. In fact, my Mac Pro is so good that I spent most of my time on the mac and didn't play even one second of Halo this weekend, normally the designated Halo time of the week.
So, how did you get your windows image to parallels? Ghost? Some other thing? Any pointers? Thanks.
I used the new Parallels Transporter that comes with the new beta, build 3036.