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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD)

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Product Highlights
  • Run Windows and Mac OS Side-by-Side
  • Access Mountain Lion Apps in Windows
  • Power Nap Support
  • Seamless Integration
  • Shared Cloud Services
  • Thunderbolt/FireWire Storage Support
  • Security Center
  • Import Existing Virtual Machines
  • Linux Guest Integration

This OEM DVD version of Parallels Desktop 9 lets you launch Windows applications right from your Mac desktop, or move your existing Windows files, documents and other digital data directly to your Mac and continue to use Windows apps on your Mac. You can also copy and paste apps between your Windows and Mac environments. As in Parallels Desktop 8, switching between Windows and Mac desktops does not require rebooting, keeping your workflow uninterrupted. Windows 8 users have the convenience of a start menu and the ability to use tile apps in a window rather than in full-screen mode. Mac OS X Mountain Lion users can access features like Dictation, Launchpad and Mission Control while running Windows applications. Linux guest integration allows Linux users to have additional usability with the Mac OS.

New features include the Power Nap feature, which allows SSD-equipped Retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air users to keep their applications up-to-date even while your computer sleeps. Parallels 9 also gives you the ability to print from any Windows application to a PDF on the Mac desktop, even if the application doesn't have that functionality. Additionally, keyboard shortcuts that you can edit will help you customize the Windows experience

Also new to this version is the Virtual Machine Wizard, which simplifies the setup of a virtual machine, especially on computers lacking DVD drives. Importing of existing virtual machines is also supported. Cloud services such as: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and more, sync without duplicating files. The Security Center offers complimentary security software updates for both Mac and Windows virtual machines, helping your machine stay safe from viruses and malware.

Finally, sticky multi-monitor support remembers your virtual Windows settings when connecting to an external monitor, if you're working in full-screen mode those settings will transfer to the remote monitor. Users of Thunderbolt and FireWire storage devices will also able to use those peripherals on their Windows virtual machine as well.

Support for Cloud Services
Sync iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive etc., with your Mac and Windows virtual machine without duplicating files.
Windows 8.1 Support
Parallels Desktop features a start menu and gives you the ability to use Live Tiles in a window instead of full screen.
Security Center
Access and install complimentary security software subscriptions to keep your Mac and Windows virtual machines safe from viruses and malware, all from one PC and not on multiple desktops.
Virtual Machine Wizard
Streamlined virtual machine setup, especially on computers that don't have DVD drives.
Power Nap Support
On a Retina MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air, the Power Nap feature extends to Windows as well, so virtual machines and all Windows applications can be kept up-to-date.
PDF Printer for Windows
Users can print from any Windows application to a PDF on the Mac desktop, even if the application doesn't have that functionality.
Sticky Multi-Monitor Setup
When using Windows in full-screen mode and connecting to an external monitor, Parallels Desktop will remember settings and put the Windows virtual machine back in full-screen mode on the remote monitor.
Custom Keyboard
Customizable keyboard shortcuts will enhance your Windows experience.
Linux Guest Integration
Parallels Desktop customers who use Linux now have additional and enhanced integration with the Mac OS.
Mac Gestures
Parallels Desktop now includes the addition of the Dictionary lookup gesture in Windows applications.
Hardware Requirements
  • Intel-based Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo processor or higher recommended.
  • Minimum 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB or more recommended.
  • 700 MB hard drive space for Parallels Desktop installation, plus space to allocate to your virtual machine.
  • Internet connection required for product download, activation, updates, and select features.
Software Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion or later / OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later / OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later.
  • Requires Windows or other operating system (Not Included).

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD)
 
4.6

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (62)
  • Easy to navigate (43)
  • Fast (43)
  • Great value (41)
  • Good power output (30)

Cons

  • Slows down system (7)

Best Uses

  • Home use (50)
  • Business (33)
  • Multimedia (20)
  • Educational purposes (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (56), Budget shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (47), Business (23)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I've heard and I am seeing good things..

I just recently bought a Mac Pro. The reason is, as a filmmaker, I need versatility. Having Parallels gives me the Windows platform for my Adobe Premiere and two platforms in which to...Read complete review

I just recently bought a Mac Pro. The reason is, as a filmmaker, I need versatility. Having Parallels gives me the Windows platform for my Adobe Premiere and two platforms in which to create. The install was easy, and the subsequent install of Win 7 Professional went smoothly as well. Having the ability to run two different operating systems simultaneously is very advantageous. I have yet to dig deep into the full potential before me, but I can say that what I've done thus far is perfect! I added Office 2010 to my Windows OS, and use this as my main terminal, but I also have the mac stability and OS on the sidebar. And as of today, I just received iLife '11. Now I have Garage Band, iMovie and so on. Two worlds in one means endless productivity. I only gave it 4 stars because a) nothing is perfect, and b) I haven't dug in as deep as I can as of yet. Still, the reviews and word of mouth I have received were nothing but complimentary, and now I am living and working the same.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worked OK but ended up Uninstalling

I used Parallels 9 to run MS Streets & Trips and it worked fine. My issue with Parallels started when I tried to close the Windows desktop. The shutdown would hang , stating...Read complete review

I used Parallels 9 to run MS Streets & Trips and it worked fine. My issue with Parallels started when I tried to close the Windows desktop. The shutdown would hang , stating that a program, prl_cc.exe is preventing Windows from closing. I researched this on the web and it seems to be a common problem and the Parallels team is aware of it. Then I started thinking about viruses on the Windows side of the computer, which I admit I should have thought of before. Anyway I decided to uninstall Parallels. I followed their instructions from the web, drag the icon to the trash, that did not work. Then I opened the Mac terminal app and went through the process for removal that way, from the Parallels web site. I still have the Parallels icon in the apps folder and it will not go away. Not Happy.

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5.0

More than expected

By Bruno

from Belo Horizonte, MG, BR

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Friendly Interface
  • Great Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business

    Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

    I'm using parallels to run windows over mac, cause I work with SAP and it's not very friendly on mac os. I also found out that I can control my mac from my iphone and it's very useful too. I think I'll discover more about this great application. I just started to use few days ago.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    4.0

    great for pc games

    By Tristan

    from New York, NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

          Great for running the games in the background!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Every little bit helps

          By Bistro76

          from Fargo

          Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

          Thank you b and h! Saved hundreds of dollars with little free extras for my new iMac!

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          5.0

          GREAT!!!!

          By JB

          from PA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Navigate
          • Fast
          • Great Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business

            Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

            The best way to run Windows on your mac!! Been a Parallels user since version 6. Nothing else compares.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            I haven't experienced it yet :))

            By Trung Vo

            from Chicago, IL, US

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Navigate
            • Fast

            Cons

            • Slows Down System

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Educational Purposes
            • Home Use

            Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

            I haven't buy an external CD/DVD reader yet, so I still haven't installed the parallels desktop 9. However, I used it on my friend's laptop, it's amazing, you can work with windows stuffs without reboot the system, smooth and easy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great for an ex PC user

            By Charlie

            from New York, NY

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Slows Down System

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Home Use

            Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

            Allows full use of Windows 7 on my mac! Great for being able to still use my pc software.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            So Far, So Good

            By oldtrekguy

            from Moscow, ID

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Home Use
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

              A copy of the License for Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac was inlcuded at no cost with my MacBook Pro purchase. I have previously used Apple's BootCamp utility for Windows capability on a MacBook. BootCamp is less convenient, as you need to partition your drive, and allocate a percentage of the drive to Windows. You also have to reboot to switch from Windows to OS-X.

              Shortly after I installed Parallels 9, I received an e-mail from Parallels that I was entitiled to a free upgrade to Parallels 10. I hven't used 10 that much yet, but it seems to be a stable release.

              Emulators are handy if native OS-X software is not available (I'm looking at you Intuit, maker of Quicken) but I think I would prefer to use the BootCamp approach if I had a heavy-duty need to run Windows on a Mac, since there would be less overhead.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Runs as advertised

              By Mac User

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Fast
              • Great Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Educational Purposes
                • Home Use

                Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                This is a great product. It is easy to install and use.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                top quality

                By Jforno

                from Nutley, NJ

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Navigate
                • Fast
                • Great Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

                Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                easy to install

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                Great Software

                By Ezekiel

                from Rialto, CA

                Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                Admittedly, I've never owned other VM software, so I cannot compare it to others. However, I did find the setup process to be easy and intuitive. Simply put in your windows key and load the disk image. I will stress that you should not use this software with games or 3d software, as virtualization performance is poor.

                Use the software for convience, nothing more. (ie., running the windows version of office, which is more powerful that it's mac counterpart)

                For heavy apps, use bootcamp

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                5.0

                nice app

                By seanu

                from santa clara, ca

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                      nice app for running virtual machines. like it better than VMWare Fusion.

                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Convenient!

                      By RH loves Apple

                      from Clarkston, MI

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Navigate
                      • Great Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Use

                        Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                        It's great to be able to access Windows when I need to.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        1.0

                        Couldn't Install it

                        By IT guy

                        from Virginia

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                              I could n't understand how to install this.. It would be nice if they give some documentation along with it

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Works well

                              By Kevin

                              from Seattle, WA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                              Smooth transitions between OS

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                              5.0

                              Must have for Mac users

                              By DavidB

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Navigate
                              • Fast
                              • Great Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business
                                • Home Use

                                Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                                I use this product to run Windows 7, Windows 8, and Ubuntu on my Mac Book Pro Retina 15. It helps me to run my work apps as well as my own apps on the same physical machine.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Running Linux and Windows on Mac

                                By Scott

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Navigate
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                                    Surprised by how easy installation of OS and Parallels tools went. Programs run very quickly, and copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop between applications just works.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Free with Mac purchase

                                    By Vinnie

                                    from Nj

                                    Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                                    Works as advertised.

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                                    5.0

                                    indispensible

                                    By nda

                                    from nyc

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Navigate
                                    • Fast

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Business

                                      Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                                      the coherence mode is simply amazing... its like magic!!!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      I would buy buy this product again

                                      By luizpoti

                                      from Brasília, DF Brazil

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install

                                      Cons

                                      • Compatibility Issues

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Educational Purposes

                                      Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                                      I would thank very much, because you gave me this software for free. I'm just sad, because I lost the box (which had the code number)... I still have the cd...
                                      Is it possible, you send me another code number?
                                      Thank you

                                      Luiz Lima

                                      Brazil

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      love it

                                      By max

                                      from sacramento ca

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Easy To Navigate
                                      • Fast
                                      • Great Value
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Use
                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (OEM DVD):

                                        love the coherence, just amazing how it works

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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