The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog: Upgrade your XP virtual machine to Vista with RC3A malign XP process can now destroy an entire OS X system. I don't understand why there's not more of a fuss about this. Of course I'll disable "global sharing", but the affair forces me to recognize how extensively Parallels bypasses OS X. I wish Apple were interested in doing a virtualization layer that respected the primary OS ...
Global Sharing shares the your entire Mac file system. It is important to note that Global Sharing is DISABLED by default.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
By now quite a few people have noticed that OS X Parallels beta allows a non-admin user to read-write-delete anything on the drive. A recent statement on the Parallels blog feels a bit defensive: