Parallels Desktop is simply the world’s bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag-and-drop files between Windows and Mac applications, launch Windows applications from your Mac dock, and do much more with speed, control and confidence.
Seamless Simplicity Use Run Windows programs like they were native to your Mac. Setting up Parallels Desktop for Mac is simple and quick. Enjoy the best of both worlds – Windows and Mac OS X – on one seamless desktop.
Performance and Personalization Experience as much or as little Windows as you want. Multiple view modes make it possible for you to customize the level of integration between Mac and Windows without compromising performance.
Current Available Version: Version7.0.15104:
- Resolves an issue with installing Parallels Desktop in Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 or later.
- Resolves an issue with opening third-party virtual machines in Parallels Desktop.
- Resolves an issue with managing Mac computers running OS X Mountain Lion via Parallels Mobile.
- The power saving option is now available for new MacBook Pros (mid 2012) and MacBook Pros with Retina display.
- 64-bit processor
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
- 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended to run Windows 7)
- At least 700 MB of space available on the boot volume for Parallels Desktop installation
- 15 GB of available disk space for Windows.
Utilites for the Mac OS environment are very different from the PC. Utilities are designed to help with every day tasks and not simply maintain your Apple Computer in tip top condition. The mac operating system comes pre-installed with most utilities you’ll need and these can be found on your hard drive. Simply go to: Applications->Utilities. Utilities pre-installed include “Disk Utility”, Networking tools, Console (this is Linux after all!), Bluetooth. The list goes on, so go check them out first.
We’ve got a load more Mac Utilities stored away for just about every Mac operating system (post Tiger- OS 10.4), so feel free to keep looking.