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Parallels Desktop 6 Software for Mac

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Product Highlights
  • Seamlessly Run Windows Within Mac OS X
  • 64-bit Virtual Machine Performance
  • 80% Faster 3D Performance
  • Additional Parallels Mobile iOS App
  • Windows 7 & Snow Leopard Support

Parallels Desktop 6 is a software package for Intel Macs that allows you to configure and run virtual machines from within Mac OS X. Make your life easier with the ability to run a variety of Windows, DOS, Linux, and other x86 operating systems side-by-side, all from within OS X.

Desktop 6 for Mac brings vastly improved 3D graphics rendering, battery life and security, all while a new 64-bit engine and added Parallels Mobile iOS app let you take full advantage of the power of your Mac. You can now run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side without ever having to reboot.

Seamless Simplicity

Improved Logic Between Windows and Mac
  • Setup and manage multiple virtual machines on your Mac simply, quickly and more efficiently with better control over your Boot Camp partitions, your open windows in Expose, and Active Corners
  • Easily drag-and-drop documents, pictures and music between Windows and Mac apps
  • Boot Camp virtual machines can now be freely suspended and then safely resumed
  • Time Machine backups can now be synced with SmartGuard snapshots, to reduce the space required for backups
  • Keyboard shortcut for hiding/showing Parallels Desktop and all its windows
  • Import of third-party virtual machines has been integrated into the main application
  • Parallels Image Tool has been integrated into the main application
  • Parallels Transporter is now accessible through the "Import Virtual Machines" option on the Welcome Screen
  • Open your Windows applications without seeing Parallels Desktop interface elements even when your virtual machine is powered off
  • Shut down Windows and its applications in Coherence without seeing Parallels Desktop interface
  • Automatic generation of support code for easier access to Parallels Support
  • Improved support for Boot Camp partitions using multiple disks
  • Automatic SmartGuard snapshots taken after a timeout if the user does not respond to the prompts
  • Improved active screen corners behavior in Full Screen mode
  • Scaling of the virtual machine screen when its window is resized, if Parallels Tools are not installed or inactive
  • Windows applications can be set as the default applications for handling CDs and DVDs inserted into the Mac
Windows Applications in Your Dock and Spotlight
  • Windows 7 icons in the Dock behave like true Windows 7 icons, with support for Jump Lists, progress indicators and duplicate app icons being grouped to one icon
  • Search for your Windows programs with Spotlight
  • Windows Applications folders in the Dock now contain "My Computer", "Control Panel" and other useful shortcuts that are usually present in the Windows Start menu
  • Progress for downloads and other operations is now displayed on the Windows 7 applications icons in the Dock
Smoother Transition from Other Virtual Machines
  • Bring all of your virtual machines into Parallels Desktop 6 for a better experience
  • Supports import of Boot Camp partition into a Parallels virtual machine
  • Supports import of Virtual Box 3.1.2 and 3.1.4 virtual machines
  • Faster and smoother import of VMware and Virtual PC virtual machines

Enhanced Performance

64-bit Virtual Machine Performance
  • Fully utilize your Mac's hardware to maximize speed and performance for Windows
  • Create powerful 32/64-bit VMs with up to 8 CPUs and 2TB virtual RAM
  • Improved 3D performance - up to 80% faster than in Parallels Desktop 5
  • Improved battery life
  • 64-bit virtual machine process for improved performance of virtual machines, especially of those with more than 1 GB of memory
  • Improved overall performance
  • Faster Windows startup and shutdown
  • Reduced time for resuming paused and suspended virtual machines on Macs with powerful configurations
  • Better performance of Linux in virtual machines
  • Faster Parallels Tools installation
Parallels Mobile iOS App
  • Enjoy full access and control of your virtual machine from wherever you are with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mobile app
  • Access and use programs in a virtual machine remotely, even if you are not on the same network as your Mac
Reduce Costs with Full-Featured Virtual Machines and Devices
  • Support for IPv6
  • Intel (e1000) virtual network adapter for Windows and Linux guests
  • 35% faster virtual machines with virtual SATA hard drive interface support
  • Smoother USB mouse transition between Mac and the virtual machine, even when Parallels Tools are not installed
  • Faster input and navigation operations with USB keyboards
  • Improved handling of shortcuts and other keyboard operations
  • Enterprise-ready for Developers and IT Administrators

Flexible Personalization

More Mac-Like Appearance
  • Improved user interface and new look and feel
  • Use Apple gestures in Windows apps, map your keyboard shortcuts or use Apple Remote to control Windows apps
  • Use OS X keyboard shortcuts in Windows applications
  • Redesigned USB connection dialog makes connecting USB devices simpler than ever
  • Preferences dialog has been simplified and now fully conforms to the Mac OS style
  • Virtual machine configuration dialog has been simplified and redesigned
  • Crystal mode is an extension for Coherence
  • Improved animation when switching between the Coherence, Full Screen, and Window modes
Mac Keyboard Shortcuts in Coherence Mode
  • Don't worry about learning Windows keyboard shortcuts: Use Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts to make Windows applications work the way you do
  • Mac OS shortcuts can be used to manage Windows applications when using Crystal mode
  • Arrow icon in the Mac menu bar for customizing Windows tray icons in Coherence
Make Windows More Like A Mac
  • Use Apple Gestures in Windows applications, map your keyboard shortcuts, or use Apple Remote to control Windows programs
  • Support for Multi-Touch trackpad gestures in Windows applications (yes, even 4-finger ones
  • Easily organize and view all open windows in stunning style with Exposé
  • Use Spaces to group windows and reduce clutter

Immersive Gaming and Graphics

Enhanced 3D Graphics
  • Up to 80% faster than in Parallels Desktop 5
  • Use a wide variety of design programs and games with DirectX 9.0c/9Ex and Shader Model 3 support
  • Parallels Desktop 6 boots Windows more than 2 times faster than VMware Fusion 3.1
  • Parallels Desktop 6 scores more than 2 times better on 3D graphics performance than VMware Fusion 3.1
Seamless Gaming and Video Action
  • Enhanced DirectX 9 support for better gaming experience
  • Support for OpenGL extensions available in Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard
  • Support for Xorg 1.8 in Linux virtual machines, including Fedora 13 and Open SUSE 11.3
  • Fixed OpenGL support in Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machines
Added Support for Surround Sound 5.1
  • Immerse yourself in games, movies, and music with Surround Sound 5.1 support for Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista
  • Use any external Surround Sound 5.1 USB or FireWire device simultaneously in your Mac and the virtual machine
Application Virtualization
Compatibility Intel Macs
System Requirements Computer: 1.66 GHz or greater Intel Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.3
Memory: 1GB (2GB recommended); Support for any memory configuration, up to 16GB, without modifying your host system
Hard Drive: 500MB (15GB per virtual machine)
Hardware: CD-ROM drive
Display: 16-bit or 32-bit display adapter
Internet Connection: Required for software updates
Operating Systems Supported
    32-bit Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista SP 0, SP 1, SP 2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0

  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0

  • Windows XP Professional SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0

  • Windows XP Home SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0

  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4

  • Windows 2000 Server SP4

  • Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6

  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6

  • Windows ME

  • Windows 98 SE

  • Windows 95

  • Windows 3.11

  • MS-DOS 6.22

  • Red Hat Enterprise 5.x, 4.x

  • Fedora 13, 12

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 9.10, 9.04, 8.10

  • CentOS 5.x, 4.x

  • Debian 5.0

  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11, 10 SP2

  • Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11

  • OpenSUSE Linux 11.x

  • Mandriva 2010, 2009

  • Solaris 10

  • Open Solaris 2009.06

  • FreeBSD 8.x, 7.x

  • OS/2 Warp 4.5, 4

  • eComStation 1.2

  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x

64-bit Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista SP 0, SP 1, SP 2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0

  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0

  • Windows XP Professional SP2

  • Red Hat Enterprise 5.x

  • Fedora 13, 12

  • Ubuntu 10.04,9.10,9.04,8.10

  • CentOS 5.x

  • Debian 5.0

  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11, 10 SP2

  • Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11

  • OpenSUSE Linux 11.x

  • Mandriva 2010, 2009

  • Solaris 10

  • Open Solaris 2009.06

  • FreeBSD 8.x,7.x

  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
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