Run Windows, Linux, and more side-by-side with Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac, without rebooting. With Parallels' award-winning virtualization technology, you can run Mac OS X and Windows at the same time. You can even drag-and-drop files between desktops!
Leading the way with our trademark innovation, Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac comes packed with 50+ new features and enhancements, including Snapshots, 3D graphics, and the new Parallels-only SmartSelect.
Already the world's 1 selling Mac system utility, Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac now has more than 1,000,000 users and counting. Make your Mac the only computer you'll ever need.Now Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac is easy to run Windows and other compatible operating systems on your Intel-based Mac--simultaneously with Mac OS X. Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac lets you switch back and forth between Mac OS X and full-screen Windows XP with a simple keystroke. Or you can run Windows inside a window right on your Macintosh desktop. So you're free to use important applications that are currently available only for Windows--programs like Microsoft Project, Access, Money, Act!, Internet Explorer, and more. Even better, Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac doesn't require any rebooting.
The key features of the Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac
Easy to Use
Get Easy access to all your applications and data while enjoying the complete Mac experience
Modality view mode - Track activities of multiple VMs simultaneously
Smart Connect - remembers your USB device connection preferences
SmartMount - automatically mount removable media for access across different OSs
Experience the Fastest speed for all applications with the latest performance acceleration technologies
Up to 50% performance enhancement - and support for 8-way SMP, 8 GB RAM and 64-bit OSs
Adaptive Hypervisor - automatically optimizes performance for Windows program or Mac application in focus
3D graphics- Accelerate Windows games and 3D graphics with support for DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.0
Run Windows smoothly on your Mac with the complete suite of powerful essentials for Internet security, data protection and disk management
PowerSave - energy saving mode offers longer Mac use with up to 20% longer battery life
Bonus software- Get "no worry" Windows protection with Parallels Internet Security powered by Kaspersky
Bonus software - Acronis Disk Director Suite offers Windows disk management and Acronis True Image Home offers complete backup/recovery
With Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac you can:
Enhanced! Enjoy improved Mac OS X Leopard
Use two identical CD/DVD drives in your Parallels virtual machine
Run Windows programs like native Mac applications with Parallels Coherence, now with Apple Expose' and transparent windows support
Share files and folders between Windows and Mac OS X
Access Windows folders and files without launching Windows
using Parallels Explorer
Achieve maximum performance by leveraging Intel® Virtualization Technology
Protect your Windows virtual machine withParallels Snapshots
Map Mac folders to Windows letter drives for quick and easy access to your favorite Mac files
Keep your favorite files at your fingertips. Windows now mirrors the contents of your Mac's Home Directory.
Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac supports over 45+ guest OSes - Run Mac OS X Leopard Server, Snow Leopard, Windows including Windows Server 2008/2003, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and more on a Mac.
New! Run 3D graphics at blazing speeds with DirectX 9.0, DirectX Pixel Shaders 2.0, and OpenGL 2.0 support.
New! Optimize your Windows-on-Mac experience with a turbo-charged virtualization engine and the latest Mac hardware support including 8 -way SMP, 8 GB RAM and 64/32-bit computing.
New! Get $175 complementary software in a complete protection suite to optimize Windows disk space and safeguard your computer and data.
New! Use Coherence mode to run windows applications right on Mac desktop to break the barriers betweenWindows and Mac.
New! A variety of SmartX technologies offer you SmartSelect to associate files with default applications to launch, SmartMount to automatically mount removable media for access across OS, Smart Auto Start to define specific VMs to auto-boot during startups, SmartGuard to automatically protect everything you need with scheduled snapshots and other SmartX applications.
New! New PowerSave feature will extent battery life up to 20% longer.
New! And of course you get tons of other new features and programs free, including Parallels Compressor, Parallels Image Tools, Acronis True Image Home, Parallels Internet Security 2009 powered by Kaspersky, iPhone application, Parallels Explorer, Security Manager and so on.
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