Parallels Desktop

A newer version of Parallels Desktop is available.

This download is served from an external site


NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Parallels Desktop
CNET Editors' Rating 4.0 stars


Average User Rating stars

out of 235 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 2.0 stars

    "Parallels will crash beware! Backup your Windows!!"

    August 25, 2011  |   By Gumballman


    Ease of switching back and forth from MAC to Windows


    Unstable on the MAC system and tends to crash your VM OS easily. Also slows the MAC sys down.


    I used to be a big supporter of Parallels. I was first out of the gate to buy it and started with version 3. While using Version 3 my OS crashed within the VM environment about 3-4 times. of course they have support FAQs to get you back up. I then upgraded my MAC to Snow Leopard and it crippled Parallels. Version 3 will not run on MACS Snow Leopard. So I had to purchase version 6 (80.00) so I could get back online again. I had to reinstall my XP OS again. Now since I have had Version 6 my system has crashed within the VM environment for about the 3rd time now. Guess what... It's still down and will stay that way until I find a better software. I may try out VM Ware.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

1 reply to this review

Submit your reply


The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.


Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Parallels Desktop 6.0.12094
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel




If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.


Running Request



Smart Install Software


CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel