Parallels Desktop

  • Review

    Mac virtualization face-off: VMware Fusion 5 vs. Parallels Desktop 8

    Posted September 11, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion support are promoted, but existed already in the previous versions. So what else is new?
  • Mac users prep for Windows 8

    Posted August 31, 2012 - 7:28 am

    The two best-known virtualization products for the Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac and Fusion, have both now produced updates optimized for the upcoming Windows 8.
  • Parallels launches Desktop 8 for Mac

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 11:17 am

    Parallels on Thursday announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, the latest generation of its applications that lets users run Windows on Mac computers.
  • Review

    The best way to run Windows on your Mac

    Posted January 16, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    There may be times when you need to run Windows on your Mac: perhaps there’s an application your company uses that’s only available for Windows, or you’re a web developer and you need to test your sites in a true native Windows web browser. Or maybe you want to play computer games that aren’t available for OS X. Whatever your reason for running Windows, there are a number of ways your Mac can do it for you.
  • Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp: Which is best for running Windows on a Mac?

    Posted November 28, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Parallels Desktop 7 promises Apple users the best Windows experience on the Mac through virtualization. But is it actually better than running Boot Camp? We put both solutions to the test.
  • Review

    Parallels Desktop 7 makes Windows-on-Mac fast, stable

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Parallels Desktop 7 is the latest release of Parallels' virtualization program, which allows users to run Windows, Linux, and now even OS X Lion directly within Mac OS X. Since Macworld last reviewed Parallels Desktop 5, the program has acquired an updated interface along with a slew of performance improvements and new features. Among the latter, there's a simplified window for configuring virtual machines, support for Lion's full screen mode, Launchpad integration, an in-app store for purchasing Windows and other programs, the ability to use iSight (and other) webcams within Windows clients, improved virtual printing, and more.
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac launched

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Parallels has announced a new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac, which lets you run Windows and Mac apps side-by-side on a Mac without having to reboot.
  • Latest Parallels Desktop release targest enterprises

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Look around large companies, and you're likely to spot something you wouldn't have seen in the enterprise five years ago--a growing number of Macs. More firms are letting their employees pick between Macs and Windows machines, and those employees are opting for the former. That helped Apple increase its sales to the enterprise market by 66 percent during its fiscal second quarter.
  • VMware offers $10 ‘Upgrade Program’ for Parallels users

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:45 am

    On Tuesday, VMware unveiled its VMware Fusion Upgrade Program in an effort to get users of Parallels Desktop to switch over to VMware Fusion. VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop are programs that let Mac users run the Windows operating system within Mac OS X on Intel Macs.
  • Parallels Desktop 6 coming to Mac

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    On Thursday, Parallels announced the latest version of its virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac. The software allows Mac users to run Windows within Mac OS X. The company says that Parallels Desktop 6 has over 80 new features and improvements.
  • Parallels Desktop update adds support for Chrome OS

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Parallels, whose Desktop offering lets you run a variety of operating systems without ever having to leave Mac OS X, has updated Parallels Desktop 5.0 to include support for Google’s Chrome OS.

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