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Parallels Releases Free Feature Update
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 3:00 PM EST
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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