Parallels Desktop for Mac (Windows on Mac OS X)
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.
Parallels Desktop for Mac is the leading virtualization solution for the Mac, enabling Mac users to run Windows simultaneously with their Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro Towers.
The latest release of Parallels delivers easy to use migration tools, USB 2.0 support, innovative Coherence technology, and much more. It’s never been easier to run Mac OS and Microsoft Windows side by side.
Funtions of Parallels Desktop for Mac
- With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can:
Run your favorite Mac and Windows applications at the same time without rebooting;
Seamlessly connect to any network in both Mac OS and Windows using a shared network connection;
Achieve a high level of performance for Windows on your Mac by leveraging Intel technology - an industry leading solution available on Parallels Software;
Copy and paste items between your Mac desktop and your Windows desktop;
Quickly create multiple virtual machines by using the new Parallels Installation Assistant;
Create “Active” backups by using Parallels Desktop for Mac in conjunction with Parallels Compressor;
Achieve optimal virtual machine performance and reduce disk space by 50% or more with the new Parallels Compressor.
- Parallels Installation Assistant making installing Windows on your Mac is now even easier then installing it on a PC, just in 3 steps.
- Parallels Coherence providing seamless integration and allowing you to maintain a single, integrated environment for running all of your applications.
- Parallels Transporter allowing you to easily migrate your existing system to any Parallels enabled computer.
- Full USB 2.0 support allowing you to connect all of your favorite devices to your operating system of choice.
- Full support for OS X and Windows Vista.
- Automatic network configuration seamlessly connecting your new virtual system to the Internet without any manual network reconfiguratio.
Features of Parallels Desktop for Mac
Faster, smarter and more powerful
With more than 70 new, exciting features and enhancements, Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac is faster, smarter and more powerful than ever — helping you run Windows programs and devices seamlessly on your Mac.
* 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
* The simple and easy way to use Windows — show as much or as little of the Windows interface as you like — supporting those new to Mac and the very experienced. Easily share files between Mac and Windows
* Launch Windows apps directly from the Mac dock
* New! Support for Multi-Touch trackpad gestures in Windows applications
* Enhanced! Improved USB device compatibility — printers, cameras, mobile phones, scanners, GPS devices and more
* New! Run Mac OS X and Windows on multiple monitors
* Enhanced! Easily organize multiple windows with Exposé and Spaces
* New! Use Apple remote to control Windows applications
* New! Copy & paste formatted text and images between Windows, Mac and Linux
* Enhanced! Run more than 60 different — operating systems, including Windows, Linux, BSD and more
* Enhanced! Full support for Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Server, 8 virtual CPUs and 64-bit Windows
* Enhanced! SmartGuard’s instant "snapshots" make backup and recovery easier than ever
* New! Use administrator tools to protect and secure virtual machines
* Enhanced! DirectX 9.0c/9Ex with Shader Model 3 support for games and 3D graphics apps
* $175 in Bonus Software Parallels Internet Security by Kaspersky protects from virus and spyware threats, plus Acronis True Image and Acronis Disk Director
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