Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac , enhanced for OS X Lion

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac

Parallels has released the new Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, a vitalisation application for running Windows and other operating systems under Mac OS X (Intel-based) without rebooting to BootCamp. New version includes better OS X Lion integration and feature support.

New features of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac include:

  • Lion integration and support, including Launchpad and Mission Control for Windows programs
  • Shared iSight and FaceTime HD cameras in both Windows and Mac applications
  • Lion as a guest OS
  • (enhanced) Up to 1 GB of video memory, for ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings
  • (enhanced) With the new Parallels Mobile App, copy-and-paste, enjoy audio, and access your Mac and Windows programs with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • (enhanced) Increased graphics performance: up to 45% faster for 3D graphics compared to previous versions
  • (enhanced) Start, stop and resume Windows more quickly, as much as 60 %, every time you launch Windows
  • (enhanced) When copying files within Windows, Parallels Desktop 7 outperforms its competitor by 120 %


One interesting new feature is Lion on Lion, running OS X Lion (as guest OS) under Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac under OS X Lion.

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is available now online for US$79.99 or US$49.99 fdor existing customers, and will be available in stores from 6th September 2011.

Posted by Antony at September 2, 2011 6:09 AM

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