Parallels releases second Beta adds USB 2.0 support

ParallelsParallels, Inc. today released second Beta for Parallels Desktop for Mac (Build 3094) with new USB 2.0 support and full-featured virtual CD/DVD drive.

New features (over first Beta released in early December) are:

  • USB 2.0 support: "Plug and play" most popular USB devices can now be used at full native speed. (Please note, this Beta does not support isochronous devices such as web cameras, microphones yet.)
  • Full-feature virtual CD/DVD drive: enables user to burn CDs and DVDs directly in virtual machines.
  • Improved Coherence mode
  • Better Boot Camp support
  • Parallels Transporter Beta 2 bundled


Screenshot of Coherence mode:
You can use the Windows application as well as Mac applications side by side, as if you have two Mac apps.

Of course, you can also run Windows in OS Window style.

Improved Parallels interface:

Parallels Transporter Beta 2 can now convert VMware and Virtual PC virtual hard disks to Parallels virtual machines.

For more information and to download the Beta 2 of Parallels Desktop for Mac, please see Parallels Desktop for Mac Update Beta2 (Build 3094)

For more information on Parallels Transporter Beta 2, please see Parallels Transporter Beta2

This beta release also includes the Parallels Transporter Beta software to migrate a Windows PC, VMWare, or Virtual PC Virtual Machines to Parallels Virtual Machines.

Parallels Desktop for the Mac is available at the Parallels Web site, and is priced at US$ 79.99.

Parallels Desktop (Parallels Desktop official homepage)

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Posted by Antony at December 21, 2006 7:05 PM

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