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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Released

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Released Reply with quote

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Released
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Parallels today announced the release of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, the latest version of virtualization software for Mac users. According to the company, this version of the software includes the following new and improved features:

- Speak, don't type Use the new Mountain Lion Dictation tool across both Windows and Mac environments.

- Open in Internet Explorer When a website doesn't render well within Safari, launch it in Internet Explorer with a click of a button.

- Parallels Wizard Download and automatically install Windows or other operating systems (OSes) including Google Chrome OS, Ubuntu and Android on your Mac.

- Windows apps on OS X Launchpad Add Windows applications to the Mountain Lion or Lion Launchpad to quickly launch Mac and Windows applications used most.

- Consolidated notifications Integration of Windows notifications into the Mac OS X Notification Center makes it easy to stay updated on Windows virtual machine operations.

- Mountain Lion gestures for Windows apps Enjoy seamless integration of Mountain Lion gestures with Windows apps such as pinch to zoom, Mission Control, three-finger drag, swipe between full-screen apps, two-finger scroll, Launchpad and rotate.

- Retina display support Enjoy stunning Retina display resolution in Windows OS and Windows applications to see crisper fonts, vivid photos, images and animations.

- Improved Parallels Desktop 8 performance - up to 30 percent faster for input/output (I/O) operations, 30 percent faster for games and up to 25 percent faster for virtual machine operations such as boot, suspend, shutdown and resume, when compared to Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac.

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is priced at $79.99. The company also offers a student edition of the software for $39.99. Upgrades from Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac or later are priced at $49.99. But anyone who purchased Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac after July 25th is eligible for a free upgrade.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love how both Parallens and VM Ware play this game, they put their product in a bundle just before a new version is to be released, thus you need to buy the upgrade within a couple months of getting it.
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