Slinging on my MacBook Pro

I installed the latest update to Parallels Workstation, beta 3, and am now even closer to removing the Boot Camp partition on my MacBook. I am Slinging on the MacBook Pro with SlingPlayer running in Parallels Workstation and am a very happy camper. The SlingPlayer runs quite well now that the Parallels team updated the audio driver in this latest beta. I am amazed how responsive their team has been and I will be making the purchase of the application very soon now.
I now have my naval architecture software, SlingPlayer, and Office running without a hitch. I still need USB or Bluetooth support to sync my devices and for a few other things, but I am becoming much more of a fan of the virtual solution over the dual-booting solution.

I am going to post some video taken with the Nokia N90 soon showing the dual boot solution (Boot Camp) and Parallels Workstation solutions running on my new MacBook Pro.

I am also trying to come up to speed on all the cool apps Apple provided on the MacBook, such as the iLife suite that I plan to use to get my video up and running to my blog.

BTW, the Nokia N90 syncs (Calendar and Contacts) without a hitch using iSync. My Treo 650 also syncs and I am trying to get the alpha version of The Missing Sync working, but can’t seem to get the Smartphone talking with Missing Sync via Bluetooth.

  1. #1 by Matthew Hart on April 14, 2006 - 08:12

    I upgraded to beta 3, but I still have no sound.

    Any quick tips on how to add it? In the control panel under sound it says no audio device.

    Thanks for your help

  2. #2 by palmsolo on April 14, 2006 - 08:17


    Unfortunately, I did not bring my MacBook to work today so I wouldn’t be distracted 🙂

    From what I recall, you have to add the audio device in the Parallels Workstation setup where you have your CD, memory, etc. I believe you click Edit and then there was a choice in the list to add an Audio device. I clicked this and then the short wizard walks you through the process. I added the default audio device and then finished the wizard. I then saved this Workstation setup and started up Windows XP using the Play button in Workstation.

    I can confirm this when I get home, but I suggest trying to set it up in the Workstation setup you have.

  3. #3 by Matthew Hart on April 14, 2006 - 09:39

    Thanks. I will give it a try.

  4. #4 by Matthew Hart on April 14, 2006 - 09:44

    It worked! Sling works great. Thanks!

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