Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)

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Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)

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Product Highlights

  • Travel Mode
  • One-Click Performance Tuning
  • Use Cortana for Both Windows & Mac Apps
  • Supports Windows 10
  • Ready for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Supports Linux & Google Chrome OS
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Parallels PDFM11L-OEM-1CD-BH-US overview

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Run Windows on your Mac with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. With support for Windows 10 as well as being ready for Mac OS X El Capitan, Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac can run both Windows and Mac applications side by side. You can also switch from your PC to your Mac because Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac makes it easy to get all your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more via the setup assistant. You can also reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. If you have Windows 10 installed with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, you can take advantage of Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana, for both Windows and Mac applications.

Select productivity, games, design, or development, and Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac will optimize your virtual machine settings and performance for you. Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac doesn't just run Windows on your Mac. In addition to Mac OS X and Windows, Parallels Desktop 11 also supports Linux and Google Chrome OS.

Windows 10

An onscreen guide walks you through upgrading a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 virtual machine to Windows 10.
Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant, even when your Windows 10 virtual machine isn't the front-most application.
When running Windows 10, the Action Center has an icon in the OS X Menu Bar, so you won't miss messages from Windows.

Optimized for Longer Battery Life

Battery life is extended up to 15% in office and heavy 3D graphics scenarios.
Travel Mode extends battery life by temporarily shutting down resource-intensive services running in the VM.

Performance

Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 startup and shutdown are up to 50% faster.
Operations with files in Windows are improved (the PassMark disk test shows up to 20% improvement).
Operations with files moving from Mac to Windows and vice versa are up to 5% faster.
Suspending a virtual machine is up to 20% faster.
Improved network performance in certain scenarios.

Productivity

OS X Quick Look for Windows apps: Quickly preview a Windows file before opening it, just as you would on the Mac.
"Open Recent" was added to the menu when right clicking Dock icons of popular Windows applications.
"New Document," "New Spreadsheet," and "New Presentation" were added to the menu when right clicking Dock icons of Microsoft Office and some other apps.
Resuming a virtual machine can be canceled while in process.
"Open in Windows" was added when right clicking Mac files.
When you open a Mac file in a Windows VM, a notification gives you the option to set files of that type to always open in the Windows application.
Printing from Windows using a printer shared from OS X allows you to adjust paper size and select one- or two-side printing using the OS X Page Setup dialogue.
Quickly lookup a word or preview a file in Windows using a Force Touch trackpad.

Other Added Features

OS X Location sharing with Windows virtual machines
Automatic synchronization of the volume setting of the virtual machine with the volume setting of the Mac.
The "English Japanese (Apple) - Parallels" layout to support JIS keyboards.
Create an OS X virtual machine from any OS X recovery partition.

General Enhancements

Improved support for Boot Camp virtual machines.
Simplified virtual machine configuration interface.
Virtual Machines with Snapshots enabled now support compacting.
Automatic virtual machine Pause mode intelligence improvements.
Switch to Coherence using a button in the virtual machine title bar
Improved importing of third-party virtual machines.
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Parallels PDFM11L-OEM-1CD-BH-US specs

Operating System Requirements Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 or later
Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
System Requirements Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
RAM
4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Storage
850 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation
Additional disk space for virtual machines (varies on operating system installed)
Connectivity
Internet connection
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 5.0 x 0.1"

Parallels PDFM11L-OEM-1CD-BH-US reviews

Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy, pretty, and nice. I just went to the given website, downloaded it, entered the the activation key. That easy, I had access to change my awesome Macbook Pro Retina 13' into a Windows operator! How cool is that?! I changed from Windows to Apple, but frankly, I miss it. Macs might have nice shinny and glossy graphics but they can't replace Windows. I thought the program came with Windows, but it doesn't. You have to get the Windows of your choice from some place... You have to figure that on your own... But from then on, it's great. I received this as a free bonus gift after buying my Mac.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Impressed Installation was a bit tricky. A casual user would have been stuck. That's my only complaint, though. Once installed, Parallels works like a dream! I love being able to access my Windows based programs directly from the desktop of my Mac. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from came free Forgot all about this...it must be sitting with my iMac paperwork. I have no need for this and b&h included it as an includes free as if I should feel special after spending nearly 3k on an iMac. I wanted to toss it immediately but the hoarder in me screamed What if you need this sometime!!?! So now it'll sit and accumulate dust. Even if I did need it I'd probably never be able to find it. My children will eventually throw it away after they drag me off kicking and screaming to the old folks home. I'd give it two stars if I thought they'd fight over it.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sure it's the best tool Pro: really needed tool; Cons: when copying over network the tool does not automatically try to reconnect when connection fails. Need manually click continue every 15-20 minutes, and then it always continue to work until next failure; cannot go to Internet in virtual machine, created from Windows 7 home edition. It's saying no enough resources for the network adapter, and nothing helped to revive it; after creating a virtual machine from Windows 7 professional image, it crashed on opening with a blue screen (a device may cause danger for Windows).
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great software and works like magic!
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Parallel Operating System If you ever installed a virtual machine in order to run a different operating system on your computer, while still keeping your primary OS intact, then welcome to a slightly new way of accomplishing the same. With Parallels you basically run both operating systems (boot and virtual) simultaneously. Thus the name Parallels. I got started with Parallels in version 10, and this was a free upgrade resulting from a purchase I made on this website. Version 11 adds support to OS X El Capitan, which is Apple's current (as of April of 2015) version of their Mac OS. Version 10 supports pretty much every version, including El Capitan. The only difference is that version 11 adds the possibility of working in Coherence Mode. To know what that entails, I suggest you read more on Parallels' official website.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Every year you have to pay Parallels is the ultimate software to virtualize Windows and Linux on Mac OS X. There is no question about it. However, every new version of Mac OS X, which basically is released every year is totally incompatible to the current version of the Parallels. So they release a new version and force you to do a payed upgrade. Be aware, if you need Parallels you will be paying upgrade fees (50% of a brand new license) every year. Also note that this is not the professional version, so a few features (mainly on network configuration) will be disabled or unavailable. If you need complex network configuration (like assigning IP ranges for your machines) forget this version and get prepared to pay a lot of more money for the pro version. Otherwise, if you a regular average user, this will definitely fits your purpose.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy for running multiple OS Very handy software to run different OS on your Mac. I used this to setup Windows 7 on my new Macbook so I could run applications that were windows only. The experience is smooth and I didn't notice any slowdowns while having both operating systems up. Overall very good piece of software if you need access to multiple operating systems but only have 1 computer.
Date published: 2015-12-13
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