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Topic: Parallels

Parallels 8 now available with 30% faster 3D graphics, 25% faster Windows startup

09/04/2012, 08:09 am

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac officially launched to the public on Tuesday, offering new features like support for Apple's Retina display MacBook Pro, along with improved performance and faster startup times.

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Parallels 8 launches for existing owners with Retina display, Windows 8 support

08/30/2012, 04:08 am

Parallels on Thursday launched the latest version of its machine virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, for owners of current Parallels customers, offering a slew of performance improvements and new features like support for Apple's Retina display-toting MacBook Pro. New customers will be able to purchase Parallels 8 on Sept. 4.

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Black Friday Software: Office 2011 for $69.99, VMware Fusion for $29.99, more...

11/25/2011, 01:11 am

Black Friday has brought an assortment of discounts on essential Mac software, including up to 50% off Adobe's products, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for $69.99, and VMWare Fusion for $29.99.

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Parallels Desktop 7 available with 90 new features including Lion integration

09/06/2011, 07:09 am

Parallels Desktop 7 became publicly available on Tuesday, packing more than 90 new and enhanced features, including Mac OS X Lion integration, performance boosts, and the new Parallels Mobile application.

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Parallels Desktop 7 upgrade available now, with Mac OS X Lion hosting, integration

09/01/2011, 05:09 pm

A new Parallels Desktop 7 adds faster performance and new support for Mac OS X Lion, including Windows integration of apps in Launchpad and windows in Mission Control and the ability to run an instance of Lion within Lion itself.

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Black Friday Software: 80% off Adobe CS5, Office 2011 for $89, Final Cut Studio for $799

11/26/2010, 04:11 am

Black Friday has brought an assortment of discounts on essential Mac software, including up to 80% off Adobe's Creative Suite 5 bundles, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for $89, Apple's Final Cut Studio for $799, and VMWare Fusion for $28, among others.

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Early Black Friday: Apple TV for $79.99, Office 2011 for $89.99, VMWare Fusion for $27.99

11/25/2010, 06:11 am

Early Black Friday discounts from Apple's authorized resellers continue to crop up Thursday, including offers for 20% off the new Apple TV, Microsoft Office 2011 for $89.99, VMWare Fusion for $27.99 and 64GB iPod touches for $349.

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Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac now available for direct download

09/14/2010, 09:09 pm

The new Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is now available, offering Windows virtualization that boots 41 percent faster and offers 3D graphics that run 30 percent faster than before.

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Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac to launch Sept. 14 with 80 new features

09/09/2010, 12:09 pm

Calling it the "best Windows on Mac experience yet," Parallels on Thursday formally announced the sixth version of its virtualization software, set to bring more than 80 new features and enhancements when it launches Sept. 14.

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Parallels 6 to run 40% faster, launch Windows 2x faster than Fusion

09/08/2010, 05:09 pm

Parallels is expected to announce as early as Thursday the sixth major upgrade to its Windows virtualization software for Mac OS X, delivering a significant performance boost over its predecessor, as well as 80 other new features.

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iLife '11 Family Pack from Apple, Parallels 6 both spotted early

09/06/2010, 09:09 am

Evidence of Apple's long-awaited iLife update has appeared via retailer Amazon.com, with a new $99 Family Pack for iLife '11 listed for availability in the next two to four weeks, while Parallels 6 has appeared on one retail store's shelves.

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Parallels faster than VMware in virtualization head-to-head

02/09/2010, 10:02 pm

In a comprehensive set of benchmark tests, virtualization competitors Parallels Desktop 5.0 and VMware Fusion 3.0 were examined head-to-head, finding Parallels to be an average of 30% faster than VMware.

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Black Friday Deals: Office, Fusion, Parallels, CS4, QuickBooks

11/27/2009, 01:11 am

This year's Black Friday Mac software deals include savings of over $300 on Office 2008 for Mac, 78% off student editions of Creative Suite 4.0, $30 off Parallels 5.0 and Fusion 3.0, $40 off Photoshop Elements 4.0, and $50 off QuickBooks 2010.

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Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac claims speed superiority

11/04/2009, 07:11 am

Parallels Desktop 5.0 was released Wednesday, with its developer claiming the latest virtualization software runs 64-bit Windows 7 22 percent faster than its nearest competitor on a MacBook Pro.

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New Parallels bundle aims to ease switch from PC to Mac

08/25/2009, 08:08 am

Parallels, the makers of Windows virtualization software for Mac, unveiled a new application bundle Tuesday that allows PC users to switch to OS X while retaining their programs and data.

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Shootout: Parallels outperforms VMware Fusion in many tests

03/05/2009, 12:03 pm

A head-to-head test of Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMware Fusion - the two leading competitors in the Mac Virtualization segment - crowns Parallels as the clear winner, but the testers found both products performed well and VMware can even be a better choice under certain circumstances.

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VMWare offering 50% off Fusion 2.0 for Cyber Monday

12/01/2008, 09:12 am

Parallels rival VMWare is holding a one-day sale on its Fusion 2.0 virtualization product for the Mac, which cuts the price in half to $39.99. However, Parallels users are being enticed to switch through an additional offer that brings the cost of Fusion 2.0 down to just $10.

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Black Friday: Office 2008, Parallels, Quicken, Adobe

11/28/2008, 03:11 am

A handful of Mac software developers are offering special savings for Black Friday, including Parallels, Intuit, and Adobe. The deepest discount comes from Microsoft, which has cut the price of Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition by $330, bringing the cost down to $169.99.

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Mac small business share nearly triples over the summer

11/25/2008, 06:11 pm

Even as many home buyers recently suddenly became shy about buying Apple computers in mid-year, small businesses just as quickly took to Macs -- to the point where Apple's market share in that field grew three times larger almost overnight.

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Parallels Desktop 4.0 gets better graphics, 50% speed boost

11/11/2008, 09:11 am

Parallels on Tuesday announced the availability of version 4.0 of Parallels Desktop for Mac, a speedier and more feature rich version of its virtualization software that lets users to run Windows, Linux and other operating systems side-by-side with Mac OS X.

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