“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 23 – Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac - Macenstein

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 23 – Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac

This contest is closed. Congrats to faithful Macenstein reader Gregg.

On the Twenty-Third Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) Your very own copy of Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac!

Sure, we all love Apple and the ease of OS X, but sometimes there’s things you just can’t do on a Mac – like run the latest games, business software, and viruses. But who wants to go through all the trouble of partitioning their drive and rebooting into Boot Camp? When you HAVE to use Windows, you want to get in and out QUICK, and there’s nothing quicker than Parallels 5 for Mac. Optimized for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and boasting unmatched virtual machine performance, Parallels 5 lets you launch thousands of Windows apps directly from the Mac Dock. Best of all, Parallels lets you show as much or as little of the Windows interface as you like, so your friends won’t even know you’re running Windows, thus preserving your Mac Street Cred.

Choice is good. Not having to choose is even better.
Mac OS or Windows? Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows and Mac OS X side-by-side, drag-and-drop your files between operating systems, and run Windows software on your Apple computer without rebooting.

* Run thousands of Windows programs faster on your Mac
* Enhanced! Install Windows XP, Vista or 7 in 3 easy steps
* Enhanced! Optimized for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
* New! Full support for Aero, including Flip 3D in Windows Vista and 7 & OpenGL 2.1
* New! OpenGL 2.1 support for Linux guest Operating Systems
* Enhanced! Parallels Compressor automatically reclaims hard disk space
* Enhanced! Intel VT-x2 virtualization technology drives maximum performance
* Enhanced! Unmatched virtual machine performance
* Enhanced! KVM paravirtualization for Linux gives unmatched performance

To enter: Leave us a comment telling us How much do you think Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer weighs? Winner will be picked randomly 7 days later and notified (kind of like in The Ring, only with less killing… we hope). Open to all readers world-wide. Good luck, and thanks for reading Macenstein! (Oh, and be sure to enter ALL our “12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaways!)
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213 Responses to ““The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 23 – Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac”
  1. Terry says:

    About 3.5 Steve Jobs, but keep in mind it’s an inverse proportion squared with his IQ: Ballmer IQ=Jobs IQ/(3.5×3.5)

  2. Aldo Johnson says:

    135 lbs. Most of it in fecal matter 😉

  3. criest says:

    i’d think his weigh very much !!!
    i even don’t know in KG basis. XD

    no offense to him ^^

  4. Jessica says:


  5. Leif Johnson says:

    No idea, hopefully more than me. I will go with 250 lbs.

  6. k19s says:

    320 lbs

  7. keloide says:

    more than his shame!

  8. regularg0nz0 says:

    I was using Excel to figure it out, and it seems what Steve weighs precisely “#REF”

  9. Henry says:

    Mid 200s? 240-250?

  10. crommatrixx says:

    with his ego well over 300

  11. Je Ants says:

    250 +/- 10%

  12. Justin says:

    I’d say 225.

  13. Steve says:

    20 stones

  14. If I had to guess 200, I’d say so, but regarding weight, I can’t comment negatively. It’s his attitude and personality I don’t like.

  15. Sidney says:

    265…it’s true..it’s true

  16. John says:

    220 pounds

  17. dE says:

    5 pigs

  18. Mark says:

    Far more than the iMac that I’m typing this comment from!

  19. Matthew Smith says:


  20. Around 130 kg 😛

  21. Tim says:

    221 lbs.

  22. Marlon Callejas says:

    225 pounds I guess…

  23. Franiel says:


  24. paul D says:

    Tell you what, Macenstein, I’ll trade you the weight of Steve Ballmer on the eighth moon of Jupiter from my giveaway for the weight of Steve Jobs on the second moon of Nepture from your giveaway…. (thanks Simpsons episode “BART THE GENIUS”)

  25. Costa says:

    190 Pounds

  26. imajoebob says:

    16 Stone

  27. Juan says:

    130 Kg.

  28. Philip says:

    …not as much as his wallet.

  29. Bob T says:

    50 lbs of flesh, 160 lbs of ego

  30. Seth says:

    I’d say around 240 lbs

  31. davewhipped goliath says:

    I used to work the weight guessing game at a local amusement park 242lbs its within 3 lbs im sure

  32. Ed says:

    250 pounds

  33. Gregg says:


  34. HardCharger says:

    230 lbs

  35. andrew kelley says:

    same weight of windows on your machine 😉

  36. Bob says:

    Too much

  37. flunkycarter says:

    Oh I’d say about 250

  38. TJ says:

    He weighs about 248lb

  39. Johann Smith says:


  40. Claire says:


  41. Wickedgood says:

    230 lbs.

  42. Min says:

    It’s over 9000!!!!!!!1

  43. A. Emre Ünal says:

    I’d say between 90-110 kg’s…

  44. anthy says:

    200 pounds.

    Thank you for the giveway!

  45. David says:

    About 120 Kg I guess

  46. Kenneth O'Banyoun says:

    With or without his wallet! LOL

  47. Meghan says:

    No way to know, since by simple observing I have already affected the result.


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