Parallels Desktop For Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac is the first solution that gives Apple users the ability to run Windows,including Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit), Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

Unlike dual-boot solutions, in which users must completely shut down Mac OS X and endure a full OS start-up cycle to access a important application, Parallels Desktop for Mac empowers users with the ability to run important Windows programs like Outlook, Access, Internet Explorer and all other applications without having to give up the usability and functionality of their Mac OS X machine even for a few minutes.

Already the world's No. 1 selling Mac system utility, Parallels Desktop for Mac now has more than 1.5 million users worldwide and counting. Parallels Desktop for Mac provides the complete suite of essentials to run Windows on Mac the easy, fast and powerful way.

With New and Enhanced Features:

  • Enhanced!  Run thousands of Windows programs faster on your Mac.
  • Enhanced!  Install Windows XP, Vista or 7 in 3 easy steps
  • New!  Full support for Aero,including Flip 3D in Windows Vista & 7 & OpenGL 2.
  • New!  Run Mac OS X and Windows on multiple monitors
  • New!  Use Apple remote to control Windows applications
  • New!  Copy & paste formatted text & images between Windows, Mac and Linux
  • New!  OpenGL 2.1 support for Linux guest Operating System.
  • Enhanced!  Parallels Compressor automatically reclaims hard disk space
  • Enhanced!  Intel VT-x2 virtualization drives maximum performance.
  • Enhanced!  Easily organize multiple windows with Expose and Spaces
  • Enhanced!  Unmatched virtual machine performance.
  • Enhanced!  KVM paravirtualization for Linux gives unmatched performance
  • New!  Support for Multi-Touch trackpad gestures in Windows applications
  • Enhanced!  Improved USB device compatibility printers, cameras, mobile phones, scanners, GPS devices and more

  • Run Windows on your Mac

    Top 5 reasons to run Parallels:

    Run Windows-only applications on your Mac.

    Access key Windows applications from the comfort of your Mac. Run your favorite software on your favorite hardware.

    Run Selected 3D Games and graphics applications.

    Explore a whole new world of Windows-only 3D games and graphics applications right on your Mac.

    Use your favorite Windows-only devices.

    Use your favorite in-demand USB 2.0 devices, even if they're Windows-only. Connect your phone, camera and MP3 player to your Mac!

    Run OS X, Windows, and Linux at the same time.

    With Parallels, you can run all of your favorite applications at the same time, regardless of the OS! No more rebooting to switch between OSes to use the applications you need.

    No-worry migrations!

    Parallels Transporter takes the hassle out of migration. No more losing valuable data, customizing your computer all over again, or reinstalling software. In just a few simple steps, you can move your entire existing Windows system to your new Mac.

    Run Windows on your Mac

    Parallels Desktop for Mac Features:

    Easy to get started
    Installation Assistant helps you get Windows installed and running in only a few clicks.
    Parallels Transporter enables you to migrate your entire existing PC system to your new Intel-Mac in just a few simple steps.

    Unmatched ease-of-use
    Parallels award-winning Coherence technology enables you to run Windows programs just like native Mac applications!
    SmartSelect allows you to open Windows files with Mac programs and Mac files in Windows programs.
    Parallels Explorer allows you to access your Windows system without launch Windows.
    Drag-and-drop files between OS X and Windows.
    Copy-and-paste text and files between OS X and Windows.
    Choose the view that works best for you: Coherence, Full Screen, or OS Window.
    Shared Folders enables you to easily share folders and files between OS X and Windows. Quickly and easily mount Windows file system on your Mac.
    VM catalog enables you to easily organize and manage your virtual machines.

    It just works!
    3D Graphics lets you run today's most popular PC games on a Mac.
    Connect your favorite USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 in any OS with the new USB connection assistant.
    Shared Networking enables you to seamlessly connect your virtual machine to the Internet through any connection.
    Shared Devices enables you to connect all of your favorite peripheral devices to any OS.

    Powerful and Efficient
    Snapshots instantly saves the state of your virtual machine, bulletproofing your VM from mishaps and system crashes.
    Security Manager allows you to control the amount of interaction between Windows and Mac OS X.
    Parallels Desktop for Mac is the industry's leading desktop virtualization software, taking 100% advantage of Intel VT and delivering lighting-fast speed and rock-solid stability.
    Support for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Sun Solaris, OS/2 Warp, MS DOS, and more.
    Support for Boot Camp.

    Discover why Parallels Desktop for Mac is the best!

    Stuck in the past? Time to upgrade. Faster performance, longer battery life and 50+ features and enhancements make Parallels Desktop for Mac the best thing to happen to your Windows world.

    Features Descriptions Parallels Desktop Ver 3.0 Ver 2.5
    SmartSelect Share software to open any Windows or Mac file-type with the software of your choice.
    Modality View Mode View Windows in a scaled view on your desktop for transparent viewing.
    Apple Remote Disk Support From Windows, access the shared CD/DVD drive on another Mac.
    Clips Tool Share several Windows or Mac screen captures to the Mac's clipboard to paste into Apple Mail, iChat or Pages.
    SmartMount Access removable storage devices from both Windows and Mac at the same time.
    SmartConnect Instantly connect USB devices to Windows or Mac based on your set preferences.
    Speech Recognition Control Parallels Desktop for Mac with 24 speech recognition commands including Coherence and snapshots!
    Native Mac VM Toolbar Customize the Parallels Desktop for Mac Toolbar to suit your individual needs for the most-used functions.
    Virtual Machine Directory Manage the list of your VMs and run Windows applications from a single convenient place.
    SmartInstall Ensure you're installing the latest version of Parallels Desktop for Mac right from the start.
    Adaptive Hypersor Parallels Desktop for Mac automatically assigns resources based on how you use Windows and Mac OS X to optimize performance!
    32 & 64-bit Guest Computing Virtualize the most in-demand operating system on a Mac. 32-bit only 32-bit only
    Multi-Core Processing Run the most powerful Windows and Linux applications in a virtual environment. Up to 8-way Single CPU Single CPU
    Virtual Memory in a Guest VM Virtualize thousands of your favorite memory-intensive Windows software on a Mac. 8 GB RAM 3 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
    DirectX Support Run Windows-only 3D games and graphical software on your Mac. DirectX 9 DirectX 8
    OpenGL Support Render scientific and education graphics with the only supported virtualization solution. OpenGL 2.1 OpenGL 1.5
    Video Memory in a VM Enable crisp screen-resolutions for viewing Windows on a large desktop display. 256 MB 64 MB 32 MB
    Supported Guest OSs Virtualize the most in-demand OS technologies on a Mac. 45+ 25+ 25+
    Parallels Internet Security Safeguard your Mac with the best internet and file security technologies for 12-months - $79 Value FREE
    1 Year
    6-months only
    Acronis True Image Back up / Restore entire disk contents in minutes. - $49 Value FREE
    Acronis Disk Director Disk Partitioning Software. - $49 Value FREE
    PowerSave Mode Get up to 20% more battery life for your Mac while unplugged.
    SmartGuard Automated Snapshot Scheduling.
    Multiple Snapshots Erase mistakes and recover from disaster with a few clicks of your mouse.
    Mac OS X Leopard Run Mac OS X Leopard as a guest in a Parallels Desktop VM.
    ACPI Power Management Enable full-hardware power management for graceful shutdowns of your VMs.
    Battery status in a VM See your battery device in Windows this is especially important when working in the Full Screen mode.
    Parallels Explorer Access the files and folders in your Windows VM even when its not turned on!

    Additional Highlights

    Features Descriptions Parallels Desktop Ver 3.0 Ver 2.5
    PXE Network Boot Boot Parallels Desktop VM over a network with support for up to 16 adapters.
    VM Templates Create basic VMs for easy deployment of multiple virtual environments.
    iPhone Remote Control App Start up and shut down Windows, Linux or any other VM directly from your iPhone.
    Software Developer Kit Easily integrate and develop third-party solutions that work with Parallels Desktop 5.
    CLI & API Support Use command line interface or industry-supported scripting languages to manage your VMs.

    Parallels Desktop for Mac System Requirements:

    Primary System Requirements

    Primary Operating Systems Supported

    Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, including Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard.

    Hardware Requirements
    Mac Computer Support on any 32 or 64-bit Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro & Mac Pro Tower.
    Processor Intel Core Solo, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Dual-Core Xeon. Full support for Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x).
    Memory Minimum memory requirements of 512 MB RAM. Recommended to use 1 GB RAM. New! Use ANY RAM configuration (up to 16GB) without modifying your host system.
    Disk Space: 70 MB of available hard drive space for Parallels Desktop installation plus sufficient space allocated for the virtual machine. 15 GB of free hard drive space is recommended.
    Display 16-bit or 32-bit display adapter recommended.

    Guest Systems Requirements

    Microsoft Windows: 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003/2008, and Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) support. Windows 7 express installation: Windows 7 can be installed in unattended mode. Linux express installation: Most popular Linux OSs can be installed in unattended mode.

    Linux Distributions: SUSE, Red Hat, Debian, Fedora Core, Mandriva, Xandros and more.

    Other: FreeBSD, OS/2, eComStation, Solaris, MS-DOS, and OpenBSD 3.8.

    Guest Hardware Specifications
    Processor Virtualized Processor of the Host computer.
    Motherboard Generic motherboard compatible with Intel i815 chipset.
    Memory Up to 1500 MB RAM available for guest virtual machines.
    Keyboard 104-key Windows enhanced keyboard.
    Mouse PS/2 wheel mouse.
    Display VGA and SVGA with VESA 3.0 support.
    3D Accelerator/Direct X 3D Graphics is currently not supported in this version.
    IDE Drives Up to 4 IDE Devices; CD/DVD-ROM Drives, Virtual Hard drives or any combination of the two.
    Virtual Hard Drive from 20 MB up to 120 GB each.
    Floppy Drives 1.44 Floppy drive mapped to FDD image file.
    CD Drives CD/DVD-ROM drives mapped to physical drive or ISO image file.

    New!  Burn CDs and DVDs directly in virtual machines, play Audio CDs, and read data from copy-protected CDs and DVDs.
    Sound Card AC'97-compatible sound card, Sound recording is supported.
    Serial Ports Up to four Serial (COM) Port mapped to a socket or to an output file.
    Parallels Ports: Up to three bi-directional parallel (LPT) ports mapped to output file.
    Ethernet Cards New! Up to 5 Virtual NIC's.
    Ethernet virtual network card compatible with RTL8029 bridged to Apple Ethernet or Apple Airport adapter,connected to host-only or shared networking.
    USB Ports New! USB 2.0 Support; 8 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 1.1 ports;

    With more than 1.5 million users worldwide, Parallels Desktop for Mac is the world's No. 1 Mac System Utility. The industry's best selling, top rated, most trusted, award-winning solution, Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac is a must-have for running Windows on Mac OS X.


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