Parallels Desktop is a powerful OS X application that will help you to create multiple virtual machines on any Intel-based Mac.
Parallels Desktop allows you to use Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and other operating systems side by side with Mac OS X, without having to restart your Mac.
Built using Parallels' award-winning hypervisor-based virtualization technology, Parallels Desktop allows you to:
· create powerful and easy to use virtual machines
· use 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems inside your virtual machines
· use Windows and Linux applications side by side with your Mac OS X applications, without restarting your Mac
· concurrently work with the files and applications from your Mac and your virtual machine
· create Parallels virtual machines from physical computers and third-party virtual machines
Here are some key features of "Parallels Desktop":
· Run your favorite Mac OS and Windows applications at the same time without rebooting
· Work in Shared Networking mode that ensures seamless connection to any network from Windows via any connection your Mac uses
· Achieve a high level of performance for Windows on your Mac by leveraging Intel VT - an industry-leading solution supported by Parallels Software
· Use Coherence mode, drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste, transparent file associations to achieve seamless integration and maintain a single, integrated environment for all of your applications
· Save the running virtual machine state and revert to it at any time
· Quickly create a virtual machine and install the guest operating system with OS Installation Assistant
· Run your Boot Camp partition via virtual machine
· Burn CDs or DVDs from the virtual machine using your Mac optical drive
· Use USB 2.0 devices in the virtual machine
· Achieve optimal virtual machine performance and reduce virtual hard disk file size by 50% or more with Parallels Compressor
· Migrate your Windows PC into a virtual machine using Parallels Transporter
· Browse the images of your virtual machines directly from Mac using Parallels Explorer
· Download and use pre-built virtual machines from Parallels Virtual Appliances Library
· A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor (Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported)
· Minimum 2 GB of memory (4 GB or more of memory is recommended to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine or if your host OS is Lion)
· About 700 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation
· About 15 GB of disk space for each virtual machine
· 14 days trial
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Use Parallels Desktop on a Mac with OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developer Preview (experimental support).
· Work with Parallels Desktop on new MacBooks Air (Mid-2013).