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Parallels Releases Free Feature Update

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Parallels Releases Free Feature Update Reply with quote

Parallels Releases Free Feature Update
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Posted by: Glenn

Parallels announced today that it has released an update to Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, the company's software that enables Mac users to run Windows, Linux, and any other operating system at the same time as OS X on a single desktop. According to the company, this new "Feature Update" includes many exciting new integration features and enhancements requested by the Parallels community. The newest additions and enhancements include:

- Major enhancements to the look-and-feel of Coherence include drop shadows for Windows programs and Windows notifications on the Mac desktop

- New Coherence features, such as support for Expose and transparent windows, overlapping Windows and Mac windows, and the ability to silently boot into Coherence

- Mirrored Desktops, Documents & Media enable Windows Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures and My Music folders to mirror the contents of their Mac equivalent (Desktop, Documents, etc.) great for avoiding multiple copies of files

- Map Mac folders to a Windows letter drives for quick and easy access to your favorite Mac files

- Enhanced Parallels Explorer allow you to automatically mount an offline VM hard drive to the Mac desktop

- Significant performance improvements & lower overhead

- Change your virtual hard disk's format between plain and expanding disk with the improved Parallels Image Tool

- Change Sound Devices 'on the fly', such as an Internet chat headset, between Windows and Mac

- Sync your iPhone to your Windows virtual machine

Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac registered customers will receive the update free and automatically via Parallels Desktop's integrated automatic updates tool. The standard retail price of Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac is $79.99.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Parallels Releases Free Feature Update Reply with quote

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- Significant performance improvements & lower overhead


I think Parallels is more intuitive than Fusion, but it lags behind Fusion in the performance department. Fusion also feels more stable. I'll still check out the update though to see if any gains have been made.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long does it take for them to send the trial activation key? I've been waiting hours. Sad
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