Parallels Desktop 4.0.3848 improves Windows 7 support

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Parallels, Inc. has released a maintenance update Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac last week, making the version to build 4.0.3848.

Microsoft officially launched Windows 7 yesterday, and the Parallels Desktop for Mac update improves the compatibility with Windows 7.

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Microsoft Windows 7 is available in complicated editions similar to Windows Vista in Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and the Ultimate, on top for there, there's 32-bit and 64-bit versions to choose from. Us, Mac users, know the benefit of simplicity in buying Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard. Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate is priced at $319.99 (USD), that's enough for 11 copies of Snow Leopard which only priced at only $29 (USD).


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What's new in Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac Update (build 4.0.3848)
- This update increases compatibility with Windows 7.


Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac is a virtualization solution that enables users to create virtual machines on any Macintosh computer with an Intel processor (1.66 GHz or faster). Users can install a Windows, Linux, or other operating system in each of their virtual machines, and work with them and their applications side-by-side with their Mac OS X applications.

Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac supports many 32-bit and 64-bit Operating Systems (for 64-bit operating systems in virtual machines, an Intel Core 2 or higher processor is required), DirectX 9.0 wiht Shaders Model 2, SSE4 support, Apple remote disk, experimental support of Windows 7, and iPhone integration (controlling virtual machines from an iPhone using Parallels Mobile app).

Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac has the following main features over version 3.0:

  • modality view mode
  • smart connect
  • smart mount
  • up to 50% performance enhancement and support for 8-way SMP, 8GB RAM and 64-bit OSes.
  • Adaptive Hypervisor
  • 3D graphics (accelerate Windows games and 3D graphics with support for DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.0)
  • Power Save (offers Mac user up to 20% longer battery life)
  • Bonus software ($175 value in bonus software)

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Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac requires a Macintosh computer with an Intel processor (1.66GHz or greater). To run 64-bit operating systems in virtual machines, an Intel Core 2 or higher processor is required.
Minnimum 1GB of RAM, 2GB of RAM is recommended. About 15GB of disk space for each virtual machine.
Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.2 or later, or Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.11 or later.

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Posted by Antony at October 23, 2009 3:19 AM

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