Re: Parallels 7 For Mac on Lock
I'm am indeed running PT3 and LP on Parallels 7 for Mac. My machine is OS X 10.7.3; processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5; memory 4gb 1333 MHz DDR3. IDK what any of that means but if you're on a really old Macbook or whatever it probably will run differently.
So far I've had a great experience with Parallels 7. It doesn't come with any of the the laginess of Wine and generally runs smoothly. I hasn't crashed or slowed down my computer or forced to me to restart or anything of that nature.
The Lock client runs normally. PT3 runs normally as well although I didn't transfer my HH database over from my old PT3. I figured keeping smaller amounts of data on my Parallels PT3 would be best.
Parallels 7 comes with a free year long trial of Windows 8 which I would rate 7/10. I've never owned a PC but I'll say Win8 is the best experience I've had with PC software. The format is intuitive and your files are easy to manage.
-You can access your Win8 files from OS X; clicking the application launch client will automatically open P7.
-Fast, smooth, seems reliable so far.
-Allows you to host not only PT3, but programs like HEM, PokerStove, and Flopzilla.
-Relatively cheap compared to buying a PC.
-Customer service is A+ so far. I've spoken to their call center and it was like a dream come true.
-IIRC, 60 day use-and-return policy.
-Win8's design can be wonky at times. There's a really annoying translucent window in the upper left corner that can block out the occasional graphic or player name. You'll have to run it yourself to see what I'm talking about.
-Working in both Win8 and OS X can get messy at times, especially with duplicate files/databases/etc.
I've only been using P7 for about a month or two and only for poker so these are my thoughts at the moment. I've barely explored the program/tried to resolve any of my small issues so use at your own risk IMO.