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Mac Utility Bundle: Parallels 8, Snagit, Rubbernet, VirusBarrier, MacOptimizer for $59.99

Wednesday November 21, 2012 6:38 am PST by
Just ahead of Black Friday 2012, StackSocial has launched their Mac Utility Bundle which includes 5 Mac Apps for $59.99. The total retail value for the included apps are $245. The apps include - Parallels Desktop 8 ($80) - Run Windows on your Mac - Snagit ($50) - Record screen videos - VirusBarrier X6 ($50) - Virus protection - MacOptimizer ($29) - Disk utility - Rubbernet ($36) -...

Parallels 8 with Retina Support Now Available for Existing Customers

Thursday August 30, 2012 1:00 am PDT by
Parallels announced the availability of Parallels 8 upgrades for the Mac for existing Parallels Desktop customers. Parallels 8 is the latest version of their virtualization software that allows Mac users to run other operating systems, such as Windows, alongside OS X. “People don’t need to make an either/or choice between Mac and Windows because Macs running Parallels Desktop 8 empower...
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VMware Launches 'Fusion 5' Virtualization Software, Parallels 8 Coming September 4

Thursday August 23, 2012 7:01 am PDT by
VMware today announced the immediate availability of VMware Fusion 5, the latest version of the company's virtualization software that allows users to run Windows and other operating systems virtualized alongside their native OS X operating systems. Optimized for both OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8, Fusion 5 contains over 70 new features.- Designed for Mountain Lion – Run Windows on Mountain ...

Bertrand Serlet Joins Parallels Board of Directors

Tuesday July 17, 2012 9:10 am PDT by
As noted by AllThingsD, former Apple senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet has joined the board of directors at software virtualization company Parallels. Serlet left Apple in March 2011 and was revealed just weeks ago to be working on a new cloud-focused startup called Upthere.Serlet will serve as a non-executive director, bringing to Parallels his distinctive...
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MacUpdate Bundle: 11 Mac Apps for $49.99, Including Parallels Desktop

Wednesday June 6, 2012 7:21 pm PDT by
A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal. Their latest bundle delivers at 11 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $457 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes Parallels Desktop 7, a popular virtualization tool that allows users to run Windows on their Mac. The full bundle includes (retail value in parenthesis): - Par...

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Allows You to Run Windows and Even Another Copy of Lion

Thursday September 1, 2011 12:13 am PDT by
Running Windows 7 and OS X Lion Parallels has announced version 7 of their popular virtualization software that allows Mac users to run Windows on their machines alongside Mac OS X. The new version is said to include 90 new features and enhancements including: - Lion integration and support, including Launchpad and Mission Control for Windows programs - Shared iSight and FaceTime HD...
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'Parallels Transporter' Eases Migration From Windows to Mac

Wednesday May 18, 2011 9:04 am PDT by
Virtualization software firm Parallels today announced the debut of Parallels Transporter, a new Mac OS X application to help users transition from Windows-based machines to Mac OS X.The Parallels Transporter app is designed for Mac users who may not need to run Windows on their Mac at all; it is a simple way to bring everything you need from your PC together on your Mac without wasting your...
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Parallels Desktop 6 Now Available With Remote Access for iOS Devices, VMware Offers Discount

Tuesday September 14, 2010 12:30 pm PDT by
Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Following on last week's announcement, Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac launched today with a number of new features and refinements for users looking to run alternative operating systems in virtual environments on their Macs. As summarized on Parallels' site, the update brings enhancements to gaming and graphics, simpler setup and integration, greater manageability and ...
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Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac to Debut on September 14th

Thursday September 9, 2010 9:34 am PDT by
Parallels today announced that its next-generation Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac virtualization software will launch on September 14th, bringing speed enhancements and a host of new features. Retail boxes of the new software prematurely appeared on store shelves earlier this week. In product benchmark testing, results show Parallels Desktop 6 remains atop the performance rankings that people...
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Parallels 6 Prematurely Appears on Store Shelves

Sunday September 5, 2010 9:16 pm PDT by
TUAW reports on one reader spotting the retail packaging for Parallels 6 at a local Fry's store: No official announcement from the virtualization mavens at Parallels, but it appears that the next version of the company's Mac app for Windows virtual machines is already popping up at retail. Sharp-eyed reader Matthew Fern snapped this shot of Parallels Desktop 6 already on sale at Fry's...
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MacUpdate Spring Bundle: Parallels and 9 Other Mac Apps for $49.99

Thursday March 25, 2010 9:48 pm PDT by
A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal. Their latest bundle delivers at least 10 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $376 value if all purchased separately) including: Parallels Desktop 5 ($79.99) - Run Windows, Linux on your Intel Mac. Timeline 3D ($65) - Make timeline charts with full motion SpellCatcher X ($39.95) - All-in-one...

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Released

Wednesday November 4, 2009 6:38 am PST by
Parallels today announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac, an updated version of the popular virtualization software that allows Mac users to run Windows, Linux, and other operating systems alongside OS X. The update reportedly brings over 70 new features to the software package, along with significant performance enhancements. According to performance research conducted by Crimson...

Parallels Introduces 'Switch to a Mac' Edition

Tuesday August 25, 2009 6:46 am PDT by
Parallels today introduced the Parallels Desktop Switch to a Mac Edition, bundling tutorial and migration tools with the company's Parallels Desktop 4.0 software that allows Macs to run Windows in a virtual environment, allowing users to switch between OS X and Windows without the rebooting required by Apple's Boot Camp solution. As the product name implies, the new edition is targeted at...

Parallels 4.0 Promises Significant Performance Improvements

Tuesday November 11, 2008 7:14 am PST by
Parallels has announced the immediate availability of Parallels 4.0. Parallels allows Intel-Mac users to run Windows alongside Mac OS X. The latest update to their Windows-virtualization software for Intel Macs promises new performance, security, backup and power saving features. Performance is said to be "up to 50% faster". Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac introduces support for DirectX 9,...

VMware Fusion 2.0 and Parallels 4.0 Beta

Thursday September 18, 2008 10:48 am PDT by
VMware announced the release of the final version of VMware Fusion 2.0 which is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1.x customers and is said to add over 100 new features. The enhancements are listed as: - More Seamless with Unity 2.0: Application Sharing, Link Handling, Mirrored Folders, Driverless Printing, True Multiple Display Support, and Custom Keyboard Mapping - Safer Windows on Mac...

MacUpdate Bundle: Parallels and 9 More Mac Apps for $64.99

Tuesday April 15, 2008 8:24 pm PDT by
MacUpdate has also launched their spring application bundle. Their latest bundle delivers up to 10 Mac applications for $64.99 (up to a $474.76 value if all purchased separately), and includes a number of unique applications, including the Windows virtualization software Parallels 3.0. The applications include: DVDRemaster Pro - recompress large DVDs to fit on standard DVD5 disc, or for use...
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Parallels, VMWare Show Off Mac OS X Server Virtualization

Thursday January 17, 2008 2:26 pm PST by
Virtualization competitors Parallels and VMWare were taking opposite sides of the South Hall at Macworld to show off Mac OS X Server running in a virtualized environment on Apple hardware (made possible by changes to Mac OS 10.5's EULA for Leopard Server). For its part, Parallels showed off a new product, currently in beta, called

Parallels Server Runs Virtualized Mac OS X

Wednesday January 9, 2008 12:59 pm PST by
Parallels announced a beta of their new Server application which is the first virtualization solution to run multiple copies of Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard on a single Apple computer. Parallels Server can be installed using the Parallels lightweight hypervisor, in which virtual machines run in tandem with a primary operating system, or "bare metal, in which virtual machines run independently...

Boot Camp vs Parallels vs VMware Fusion Benchmarks

Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:35 pm PST by
MacTech performed an exhaustive set of benchmarks comparing Parallels, VMWare Fusion and Boot Camp to run Windows on a Mac. To tackle this problem, MacTech undertook a huge benchmarking project starting in September. The goal was to see how Boot Camp, VMware Fusion, and Parallels performed on different levels of Mac hardware, covering both Windows XP and Vista, and comparing that to a baseline PC ...

VMWare Fusion 1.0, Parallels 3.0 Beta

Thursday August 2, 2007 6:21 pm PDT by
VMware released the final 1.0 version of VMware Fusion today. Fusion is virtualization software which allows Intel-based Macs to run Windows, Linux or other PC operating systems. Get the best of both the Mac and PC worlds with VMware Fusion. With intuitive Mac-native interface and a wide array of powerful features, VMware Fusion provides the most seamless way to run Windows applications on your...