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    "Charging you to watch adds!"

    July 30, 2012  |   By jeffreymadson

    Pros

    Fast and does virtualization very well.

    Cons

    I am responsible for 100's of copies of Parallels worldwide. The company has decided to display ads for itself and others into the interface of this application even after you purchase at full price. They say that you can select them and turn them off one at a time but that only stops that particular add from coming again. They also say that there is no way to turn them off permanently but a solution has been provide on the internet if you look.

    I am shocked that Parallels has turned their flagship Application into a billboard. I will not be subsidizing Parallels advertising within my Application in future purchasing, goodbye Parallels.

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  • Reply by craigminah on September 11, 2013

    I have a legit copy and they spam me with ads from time to time. Not that annoying (kind of like when you pay for Hulu Plus and have to watch commercials). Parallels is better than Fusion (which I own also) so I deal with the ads. The one thing I dislike is the annual "updates" where all they really add is compatibility with the new OSX release...Fusion doesn't bleed us like Parallels does.

  • Reply by AmeedEl-Ghoul on September 5, 2012

    Bro .. what are you talking about? I've been using Prallels for over 2 years now, I don't recall seeing a single add!! are you sure you don't have a pirated copy?!!

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