Parallels

The killer app for Mac!

Paralles Desktop 8.0 for Mac allows you to run Windows, Linux and more on your Mac OS X desktop on any Intel based Mac without rebooting. You can drag and drop files between the desktops, plus run multiple virtual desktops (Windows/Linux) at once!

Parallels Desktop 8.0 Feature Update

Parallels Desktop 8.0 just released an exciting feature update.

Highlights include:

  • New Coherence features, including support for Exposé, transparent windows, and overlapping Windows and Mac windows on the Mac Desktop
  • Mirrored Desktops, Documents & Media enable the Windows Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures and My Music folders to mirror the contents of their Mac equivalent (Desktop, Documents, etc.) in the Home directory
  • Enhanced Parallels Explorer allow you to automatically mount an offline VM hard drive to the Mac desktop
  • Significant performance improvements and lower overhead

With Parallels Desktop 8.0 you can:

  • Run Windows programs like native Mac applications with Parallels Coherence
  • New! Open Windows files with Mac apps and Mac files with Windows apps using Parallels SmartSelect
  • Share files and folders between Windows and Mac OS X
  • New! Browse through Windows folders and access files without launching Windows with Parallels Explorer
  • New! Run selected PC games on a Mac with support for 3D graphics
  • Achieve maximum performance by leveraging Intel® Virtualization Technology
  • New! Protect your Windows virtual machine with Parallels Snapshots

Improved features and enhancements!

This new Feature Update includes many exciting new integration features and enhancements requested by the Parallels community. The newest additions and enhancements include:

  • Updated! Major enhancements to the look-and-feel of Coherence include drop shadows for Windows programs and Windows notifications on the Mac desktop
  • New! Enjoy new Coherence features, such as support for Exposé and transparent windows, overlapping Windows and Mac windows, and the ability to silently boot into Coherence
  • New! Mirrored Desktops, Documents & Media enable Windows Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures and My Music folders to mirror the contents of their Mac equivalent (Desktop, Documents, etc.) great for avoiding multiple copies of files!
  • New! Map Mac folders to a Windows letter drives for quick and easy access to your favorite Mac files!
  • Updated! Enhanced Parallels Explorer allow you to automatically mount an offline VM hard drive to the Mac desktop
  • Updated! Significant performance improvements & lower overhead
  • Updated! Change your virtual hard disks format between plain and expanding disk with the improved Parallels Image Tool
  • New! Change Sound Devices “on the fly”, such as an Internet chat headset, between Windows and Mac
  • New! Sync your iPhone to your Windows virtual machine

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