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Released: 2008-11-11

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Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac [OLD VERSION] by Nova Development US

Software Details

Brand: Nova Development U..Media: CD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Mac OS X
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Description

Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac makes it easy to run Windows, Linux, and more side-by-side with Mac OS X without rebooting. With Parallels┬┐ award winning virtualization technology, you can run Mac OS X and critical Windows applications such as Outlook, Access, QuickBooks, Internet Explorer and more, all at the same time. This new release of Parallels Desktop for Mac comes packed with 50+ new features and enhancements including the ability to drag-and-drop files between desktops, run Windows programs like native Mac applications and migrate your existing PC to your Mac. And with the Installation Wizard to help you get started, you┬┐ll be up and running in just three clicks of the mouse!

Platforms

Mac OS X

Product Features

  • Update to Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac with accelerated Windows 3D 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 virtualization engine 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

Editorial Review

With more than 1 million users worldwide, the award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac is easier than ever to use with its brand new Mac user interface and lightning-fast performance. This new version is packed with dozens of new features that make running Windows programs on a Mac completely seamless.

Coherence 4.0 makes Windows programs run and act like Mac applications.

Run Mac OS X and Windows side-by-side.

Comprehensive internet security and privacy tools.

Performance and Innovation Make Parallels #1. Now Includes More than 50 Powerful New Features!

Product Update
This new update to Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac delivers brand new features plus performance enhancements including accelerated Windows 3D 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.

New Features in Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac

  • DirectX 9.0 with Shaders Model 2 Support: Get smoother visuals for your 3D games and graphics programs.
  • Seamlessly Start: Instantly launch Windows in Coherence mode on your Mac desktop for faster access.
  • Apple Remote Disk Support: Access shared CD/DVD drives on another Mac from Windows, especially if you're running Windows on your MacBook Air.
  • Windows 7 Beta Support: Preview the next version of Windows as a guest OS.
  • Windows in Mac Dock: Open Windows files even faster by dragging them to Mac apps in Mac Dock.
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Support: Test drive Snow Leopard as a guest and a host OS
  • Plus additional performance and general enhancements, such as:

    • Improved USB device connectivity
    • Enhanced Coherence OS integration
    • Accelerated Windows 3D Graphics
    • Improved Boot Camp support
    • Better overall virtual machine performance

Run Windows on Your Mac the Easy Way. Right Alongside Mac OS X.
Parallels Desktop for Mac makes it possible to run Windows XP or Vista, Linux, and more side-by-side with Mac OS X without rebooting. With Parallels' award-winning virtualization technology, you can run Mac OS X and your favorite Windows applications at the same time. You can even drag-and-drop files between desktops! Launch Windows applications like Mac applications--right from your Mac's dock.

Parallels Desktop for Mac 4.0 is the biggest upgrade ever with over 50 new features. It also comes with a complete suite of essential tools you need to run Windows on a Mac. Parallels Desktop now ships with $175 in bonus software including Kaspersky Internet Security, Acronis Disk Director and Acronis True Image.

Lightning-fast performance
Parallels Desktop takes advantage of Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors and Intel VT-x hardware accelerated virtualization, for near-native speed and rock-solid performance. With support for up to 8 GB RAM, 2TB virtual hard disks and up to 4 CPUs, Parallels Desktop for Mac delivers maximum performance.

Unmatched Compatibility
Enjoy all the benefits of having a Mac and keep running the Windows programs you can't live without. Parallels Desktop for Mac runs thousands of Windows applications and is compatible with your favorite USB devices including mobile phones, printers, scanners and GPS devices. With Parallels Desktop you can run any version of Windows, including Vista and XP, as well as Linux, FreeBSD, even MS-DOS, at the same time as OS X! Parallels also supports running Mac OS X Leopard Server in a virtual machine.

Remotely manage your Parallels virtual machine with our Free iPhone App.

Comprehensive Protection and Privacy
Parallels Internet Security by Kaspersky protects your Windows programs from virus and spyware threats and even includes a firewall and anti-spam tools. Parallels Desktop also includes SmartGuard instant "snapshots" which make backup and recovery easier than ever.

Additional Features

  • Advanced virtualization engine with lightning-fast performance
  • Use Windows on your Mac without rebooting
  • Install Windows XP and Vista in 3 easy steps
  • Coherence 4.0 makes Windows programs run and act like Mac applications
  • Run thousands of Windows applications at near native speed
  • Support for OpenGL and DirectX 9.0 3D graphics software including games
  • Drag and drop files between Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X.
  • Parallels Energy Saver maximizes notebook battery life
  • Built-in Windows virus and spyware protection
  • Migrate your existing PC to your Mac. Even import Boot Camp partitions and VMware Fusion virtual machines.
  • Use iPhone to manage virtual machines
  • Speech recognition support. Use your voice to control major Parallels commands.
  • Unmatched Ease of Use

Includes $175 in Essential Windows Software

  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 protects against virus and spyware threats, plus firewall and antispam. $79.99 value

  • Acronis TrueImage Home backup and recovery software for Windows. $49.99 value (display image7.jpg)

  • Acronis Disk Director Suite disk partitioning software for Windows. $49.95 value (display image8.jpg)

With more than 1 million users worldwide, the award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac is the #1 Mac System Utility.*

90 Day Money Back Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied with Parallels Desktop for Mac for any reason, you may return the software directly to Nova Development within 90 days of purchase for your money back.

*No. 1 claim based on NPD Techworld Reports for the period 8/1/06 - 8/31/08. Reviews and awards cited may be for previous versions of Parallels Desktop for Mac. Windows operating system sold separately.

More Details

Publisher: Nova Development U..Category: Cross PlatformBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English

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