Parallels updates Leopard support

Parallels, Inc. announced a Beta release to their Release Candidate of Desktop 3 for the Mac. The new beta (Build 5540) improves Mac OS X Leopard compatibility, and improves Windows XP and Windows Vista performance.
Parallels, Inc., has released a new beta version of its award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac, the world’s leading desktop virtualization product, that is certified to work with Mac OS X “Leopard”, delivering better performance and enhanced usability when running both Windows Vista and XP on a Mac. The new build enables current Parallels Desktop users to upgrade to Leopard more easily, and makes it simple for new users to start using OS X and Windows simultaneously.

A detailed list of improvements and fixes in Beta 5540 can be found here.

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Parallels Desktop is virtualisation software that allows other OSes, such as Windows and Linux, to run simultaneously along with Mac OS X.

Version 3 is priced at US$79.99. Current users will be able to upgrade to the new version from any previous version for US$49.99. Currently, Parallels is offering Leopard-related offer. From now until 6th November 2007, new customers who purchase Parallels Desktop 3.0 will receive a $20 Apple Gift Card. Existing customers who upgrade from Parallels Desktop 2.5 to Parallels Desktop 3.0 will receive a $10 Apple gift card.

For more information about Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, please refer to this page.

Parallels Improves Mac OS X Leopard Compatibility, Windows XP & Windows Vista Performance with New Beta Version (Parallels Press Release, 29 October 2007)

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Posted by Antony at October 30, 2007 8:59 AM

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