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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac - OEM

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  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion support
  • Run Windows, Google Chrome and Linux simultaneously
  • Versatile for home, home office and school
  • A must-have in the Mac-based business

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With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you will seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag and drop files between Windows and Mac applications and launch Windows applications from your Mac dock. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications - even graphics-intensive ones - with ease.

Whether you use an iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, Parallels is easy to set up. Simply download the software from Parallels' website, enter your key and you’re up and running. Then you can enjoy any of the Windows programs you need – even Microsoft Office 2010, the gold standard of productivity software – right on your Mac.

  • newegg Life Simplified Run Windows programs like they were made for your Mac. Setting up Parallels Desktop for Mac is simple and easy. Enjoy the best of both worlds - Windows and Mac OS X - on one seamless desktop.
  • newegg Powerful Performance and Personalization Experience as much or as little Windows as you want. Multiple view modes make it possible for you to customize the level of integration between Mac and Windows without compromising performance.

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  • Kirk O.
  • 9/21/2013 3:45:26 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsWhat to know about Parallels Upgrades

Pros: A 'Free' upgrade is a good deal compared to purchasing a full current version of the newest release at retail price, IF you keep good track of your prior registration codes.

Cons: You MUST use the registration codes of THE LAST PRIOR FULL VERSION AND all upgrades for future reinstallations. When you attempt to reinstall the latest version, the process notes that the most recent version is an upgrade copy, not a full version, and requires you to also provide the registration code for the last FULL version. Fortunately, this information IS stored online by Parallels, AS LONG AS you continue to use the same email address used for last Full Version and all subsequent product registrations.

Other Thoughts: Parallels IS a reliable way, but not the only way, to run various flavors of Windows and other operating systems under OS X. The Parallels environment is very stable. Performance of guest operating systems is reasonable, provided that your host Mac system has plenty of RAM and disk space available for both the host and the guest operating systems. Be sure your system meets the ALL the requirements including RAM, disk space, and OS version BEFORE purchasing.

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  • Joshua S.
  • 8/30/2013 3:39:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSaved me a TON of money

Pros: Allowed me to utilize some very expensive plotter software that I had on my PC on my new imac. Saved me thousands in replacement and/or upgrade fees to swap platforms...Plus, was on sale for $39...Total money well spent.

Cons: none

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  • Ian L.
  • 6/7/2013 12:55:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome For A Development Machine

Pros: I was getting tired of lugging around multiple laptops to suite different development purposes so I consolidated to a newer MacBook Pro and brought over my Development Environment into a Parallels VM. I am a month or so into it and I have no regrets. Parallels is an awesome way to go.

Cons: None.

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  • Alec K.
  • 3/17/2013 11:18:47 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Excellent software. Never have to worry about windows only applications or devices. Actually runs 3d pretty well too.

Cons: None

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  • Anthony B.
  • 2/28/2013 5:45:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnparalleled

Pros: It can use your Boot Camp partition, giving you the best of both worlds: run Windows applications seamlessly within Mac OS X, while keeping the option to boot into Windows for full hardware acceleration in the most demanding games. The Full Screen mode is properly integrated with Mountain Lion, and Coherence is easy to switch to. Everything just works.

Cons: It's not made clear how to go about activating Windows in Parallels if you've previously activated in Boot Camp. I had to call Microsoft (it's an automated process, use the dial pad to enter the code that you get in the activation control panel inside Windows).

Other Thoughts: Some games (Darksiders II, Saints Row The Third) have noticeably reduced performance in Parallels compared to Boot Camp, but that's what makes the one-install-two-ways-to-run feature so great. For most apps - even games - I don't notice a performance hit. For example, League of Legends on my Retina MacBook Pro has no problems under Parallels.

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