For those interested in a Windows on Mac experiece, you might find this interesting, which by the way was just showcased at DEMO Fall 2010 in Silicon Valley today.
Mobility, improved performance and visual capabilities plus immersive surround-sound and 3D graphics give customers an unmatched Windows experience on Mac and remotely via iPad and iPhone
Singapore, September 15, 2010 – Parallels (www.parallels.com) today announced the availability of Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, the fastest, smartest and most powerful version yet of the number one selling software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting. With more than 80 new and enhanced features, Parallels Desktop 6 delivers unprecedented advances in mobility, productivity, performance and graphics – the areas people care about most – including remote access to Windows on a Mac from Apple iPads and iPhones.
“Whether it’s for school, home, work or play, Parallels Desktop for Mac is the #1 choice of customers worldwide” said Serguei Beloussov, Chairman and CEO, Parallels. “Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac delivers again on our proven track record of innovation with over 80 new and enhanced features that provides the fastest, simplest and most immersive Windows on Mac experience ever.”
The fastest just got faster! In product benchmark testing, results show Parallels Desktop 6 remains atop the performance rankings that people consider most important. 3D graphics run nearly 40 percent better than before and are also two-times better than the competition1. Boot time for Windows is 41 percent faster than before and twice as fast as the competition’s latest offering2. Parallels Desktop 6 also boosts speed for working with files on USB drives, networks and in shared folders.
Parallels also announced the availability of Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac Edition, which includes Parallels Desktop 6 plus new features specifically designed to make the move from PC to Mac smart and simple. Its complete set of switching tools includes a Parallels High-Speed USB data transfer cable. All of your programs, files, user settings and now even your browser favorites and bookmarks are automatically moved to your Mac. With one click, new pre-defined user profiles let you simply choose as little or as much Windows as you want. New on-demand interactive video tutorials make switching to the Mac a breeze.
More than 80 new and improved features of the Parallels Desktop 6 experience include:
Faster & More Powerful
· Launch Time: Run Windows applications 41 percent faster than Parallels Desktop 5 and 2X faster than the competition3
· Full 64-bit Engine: Take advantage of all of the capabilities of your 64-bit Mac and enjoy the fastest virtual machine performance yet
Immersive Graphics & Audio Experience
· 5.1 Surround Sound: Savor rich, immersive audio experiences for games, music and videos
· Enhanced 3D Graphics: Enjoy more life-like visual action and play a wider range of modern games with 40 percent improvement over Parallels Desktop 5 and 2X better than the competition4
More Mobile & Manageable
· Parallels Mobile Apps for iPhone and iPad: Access and run Windows applications on your Mac from anywhere with an all new iPhone and iPad app
· Parental Control: Have peace of mind when children are online by applying the same parental controls you set for your Mac to your Windows applications
· VM Encryption: Protect data from being stolen by using built in virtual machine encryption
Simpler & Smarter
· Mac Shortcuts: Use Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts to make Windows applications work the way you do
· Personal Data Migration: Simplifies moving to Mac by automatically moving programs, data and media (i.e. My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos and My Downloads) to the appropriate folders on your Mac
· Web Browser Favorites: Parallels automatically moves your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome settings and bookmarks from your PC to the default browser on your Mac
· Anti-virus Protection: Data protection with Parallels SmartGuard & SafeMode plus leading anti-virus protection for both Mac OS X and Windows with complimentary Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac, Acronis True Image Home 2010 and Acronis Disk Director 2011 Home
See the Parallels Desktop 6 video tour by visiting www.parallels.com.
Availability and Pricing
Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is available for download, as well as packaged software for delivery, from Parallels.com starting today. Packaged software is also available from Apple.com, as well as Apple Premium Resellers such as EpiCentre, iStudio and NuBox, and other retail locations across Singapore including Challenger and Best Denki.
The standard retail price (SRP) of Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is SGD $129 and Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac Edition is SGD $159. Customers who purchased Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac from an authorised reseller on or after August 15, 2010, are eligible to upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac at no additional cost, when it becomes available. Details are available online at www.parallels.com/keyfor6.
Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish starting September 15, 2010. Additional localized versions will soon be available in Japanese, Russian, simplified and traditional Chinese, Czech and Polish in the coming weeks.
Volume pricing and site-license opportunities are also available by contacting the Parallels Sales Team at http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/volume-licensing/.
A free trial of Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is available along with in-depth information, videos and screenshots of the new features at www.parallels.com, starting on September 15, 2010.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsMac and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParallelsDesktop.
1, 2, 3 and 4: 3D and graphics performance tests conducted with 3DMark 2006 Professional. Select tests by Crimson Consulting Group, July 2010.