1LABS GALLERY: Labs Tests Three Means to a Windows-on-Mac OS X End
2Fusion: Boot Camp Unity
Here, I was using VMware Fusion 3, and what you are seeing is basically the Windows Start menu for my Windows XP SP3 Boot Camp partition running on a MacBook Pro. Notable features here are the convenience of accessing Windows applications from the menu while Windows itself is subsumed in the Mac OS X Snow Leopard environment.
3Fusion: Windows Where?
4Fusion: Mac Where?
5Fusion: Better Together?
In Crystal view mode, the Parallels Desktop and Dock icons are hidden. Windows applications are in a folder in the dock (seen at lower right), and the Windows Start menu and a Parallels extended menu are accessed through the Parallels icon in the Apple menu bar (seen at upper right.) In this mode, Windows is most hidden.
8Parallels Full-Screen Mode
Here you see my Windows XP virtual machine in full-screen mode. The only hint that Parallels is present is the Parallels Transporter agent icon seen on the desktop. This virtual machine was created from my test laptop using the Switch to Mac Edition of Parallels. Hovering the mouse in the upper-left corner curls away the Windows interface, and clicking on the revealed desktop returns to the Mac OS X interface.