Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac comes with a complete suite of essential tools you need to run.
With more than 1 million users worldwide, the award-winning Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac is easier than ever to use with its brand new Mac user interface and lightning-fast performance. This version is packed with dozens of features that make running Windows programs on a Maccompletely seamless.
Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac features:
»Update to Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac with accelerated Windows3D graphics, faster virtual machine performance, expanded USB device compatibility, improved Boot Camp support, Windows Beta 7 support and guest/host compatibility for Mac OS X Snow Leopard
»Advanced virtualizationengine with lightning-fast performance--use Windows on your Mac without rebooting
»Run thousands of Windows applications at near native speed--Coherence 4.0 makes Windows programs run and act like Mac applications
»Install Windows XP and Vista in 3 easy steps--drag and drop files between Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X
»Support for OpenGL and DirectX 9.0 3D graphics software including games
Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac enables you to create virtual machines on most Intel-based Macs. You can install a Windows, Linux, or other operating system in each of your virtual machines, and work with them and their applications side by side with your Mac OS X applications.
Built on Parallels' award-winning hypervisor-based virtualization technology, Parallels Desktop enables 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
To enhance your experience of running more than one operating system on your Mac, Parallels Desktopincludes several utilities: Parallels Tools for seamless integration between your Mac and the virtual machine, Parallels Transporter® for moving from PC to Mac, and Parallels Mounter for accessing your virtual machine's files and folders without starting it.
» Addresses a problem with SMP Windows 7 virtual machines with large amounts of memory.
Games and Graphics
» Improves the performance of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Europa Universalis III, Civilization V, and other games.
» Addresses problems that could occur when playing Left 4 Dead 2.
» Fixes graphical artifacts in Heroes of Might and Magic V and Jack Keane.
» Fixes an accidental crash of Battlefield Bad Company 2.
» Fixes an accidental crash of Windows Live Movie Maker.
» Fixes an accidental crash and video artifacts in Internet Explorer 9 Beta and enables hardware graphics acceleration.
» Resolves a problem with ArcGIS Explorer in 64-bit Windows 7 virtual machines.
» Fixes an issue with OpenGL in DAZ Studio 3 Advanced.
Sound, Keyboard, and Network Devices
» Addresses audio latency issues that could occur in certain cases.
» Resolves a problem with the E1000 network card in MS DOS virtual machines.
» Resolves a problem with the Spaces indicator staying on top of other windows in cases of keyboard grab by the virtual machine.
» Resolves a problem with sending the Command+Tab key combination both to Mac OS and the virtual machine.
» Resolves a problem with using keyboard when connected to an external server via remote desktop client software installed in a virtual machine.
» Fixes an accidental crash of the virtual machine on Mac OS X 10.5.8 after upgrading Parallels Tools.
» Fixes an accidental issue that caused Windows taskbar to change its location.
» Resolves a problem that caused Parallels Tools to set Central American time for certain time zones.
» Adds support for Xorg 1.9 to Parallels Tools for Linux.
» Adds support for Parallels Tools installation in Ubuntu 10.10.
» Fixes an issue that caused Parallels Tools to require the ksuser.dll file during the installation on Windows XP.
» Fixes an accidental crash of Parallels Desktop Installer on Mac OS X 10.5.8.
» Addresses the problem with removing the previous version of Kaspersky Internet Security.