Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is the #1 choice of customers worldwide to seamlessly run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting. Run your day-to-day Windows productivity applications, and even the most demanding graphical apps without compromise. Run Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Access, OneNote or other applications not available on the Mac, and Parallels Desktop 7 even gives all these and other Windows applications some of the user interface improvements in Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion").
In addition to the latest version of Windows, Windows 7, other OSes can also be run in Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, including Windows XP, Windows 98, Linux, and Google Chrome OS. Use USB devices and access web pages that were previously not compatible with Mac.
Parallels Desktop 7 is the fastest way to run the most graphical intensive Windows programs and the most powerful cross-platform Windows development tools. Access your Windows applications on all your Apple devices everywhere you go by remotely controlling Windows program from your iPad or iPhone with the improved Parallels Mobile app. Get the look & feel that you feel most comfortable with: if you love the look & feel of the Mac OS, make Windows invisible while still using its applications. If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows background and Start menu on your Mac. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance.
Run Windows applications like
they were made for your Mac.
Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac takes advantage of Mac OS X Lion's great features and applies them to Windows programs, like support for Launchpad and Mission Control.
With over 90 new and enhanced features, this latest version makes your Windows applications feel like they were made for Mac. The result? A more intuitive and powerful way to use Windows and Mac side-by-side in a seamless user experience.
Enjoy the best performance on the market
New! Lion integration and support, including Launchpad and Mission Control for Windows programs
New! Shared iSight and FaceTime HD cameras in both Windows and Mac applications
New! Lion as a guest OS
Enhanced! Up to 1 GB of video memory, for ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings
Enhanced! With the new Parallels Mobile App, copy-and-paste, enjoy audio, and access your Mac and Windows programs with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Run thousands of Windows applications at lightning speed
on your Mac
Enhanced! Increased graphics performance: up to 45% faster for 3D graphics compared to previous versions
Enhanced! Start, stop and resume Windows more quickly, as much as 60 %, every time you launch Windows
Enhanced! When copying files within Windows, Parallels Desktop 7 outperforms its competitor by 120 %
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Operating System: Mac OS X Lion v10.7.0 or later, Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.3 or later, Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8 or later
Note: Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.x is not supported in this version of Parallels Desktop.
Processor: Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
RAM: 1 GB, 2 GB recommended
Hard Drive Space: 500 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation, 15 GB of disk space for each virtual machine
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Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac beats Fusion in terms of speed big time. Even on a slow machine (a Mac Mini Late 2009 is slow, believe me) the speed gain is dramatic. Starting and suspending a virtual machine is much faster, and more CPU/GPU intensive tasks run nice and smooth. But if that was all there is to version 7 it wouldn’t be very newsworthy. The truly juicy stuff is in the integration with Lion. Even Parallels 6 Desktop for Mac was fast and ran fine on Lion with no problems, but I have to admit the seamless experience you’ll get from version 7 makes working with Windows on a Mac much more comfortable. Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac takes advantage of Lion features. As long as Parallels Desktop 7 is running, Windows applications will appear in Lion’s Launchpad. Parallels Desktop 7 also supports the Lion full screen mode. IT Enquirer: http://apple.it-enquirer.com/2011/09/13/review-parallels-desktop-7-for-mac/