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Apple and Virtualization : Develop OR acquire Parallels?

Wired news bloggers report.

And Apple likes Parallels. Granted Apple has said it isn’t interested in virtualization software, but Steve Jobs denied the existence of Marklar for years and that turned out to be true. The fact is Apple is way too secretive to be taken at its word. Besides which, if you read the article linked above closely, you’ll notice Apple’s Phil Schiller says Apple has no interest in virtualization for Leopard. Okay, but how about 10.6?

So why do I think Apple will buy Parallels? For one thing Parallels keeps cranking out free updates which mean either they’re really cool, or they have some funding from somewhere. Development is expensive and companies rarely give it away.

Honestly Apple (knowing Apple and Steve) would make a really cool Virtualization product if they really want to. I think with rumors of Zune also getting into the telephony business, Apple may have enough on its hands to go and make some engineers go develop a software. I really don't know if it really will help acquiring Parallels. Unless of course they have loads of cash to throw away. SWsoft has its intentions as well, they want to go head-on with VMware. So parallels can be a good poster boy. Anyways some might think that all this speculation is crap. Maybe it is.



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