Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 235 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.11822
  • Total Downloads:
    141,036
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 14, 2010
  • Price:
    Purchase; $79.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    284.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    173
  • Platform:
    Mac
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 235 votes

    • 5 star 89
    • 4 star 57
    • 3 star 34
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 39
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5 stars

"Great program. Thanks !!!!"

October 02, 2010  |  By primus--2008

 |  Version: Parallels Desktop 6.0.11822

Pros

Runs all the windows only applications FASTER AND MORE STABLE THAN IN MY PC !!!

Cons

haven't found something I do not like.

Summary

The best alternative to run Windows only applications "a la MAC"

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1 stars

"No good if you can't buy it from a Mac."

September 16, 2010  |  By doneby

 |  Version: Parallels Desktop 6.0.11822

Pros

Haven't found any yet.

Cons

Can't buy from a Mac.
Double charged from two separate locations. Caused hold on credit card.

Summary

Covered before but it's amazing that a company that sells Mac Software won't let you order from a Mac. I tried and failed. Worse than that even though their website wouldn't complete the transaction they tried to charge my credit card twice - once from Europe and once from Minnesota which automatically put a hold on my credit card.

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5 stars

"CNET put the wrong OS compaitibility"

September 14, 2010  |  By thelastsamurai

 |  Version: Parallels Desktop 6.0.11822

Pros

Perfect VM to runs windows on your desktop! It evens runs on your iOS devices with Parallels Mobile
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/parallels-mobile/id295531450?mt=8

Cons

Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8 or later

Note: Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.x is not supported in this version of Parallels Desktop.

http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/system-requirements/

Summary

You should check your Mac OS X version first before purchasing PD 6
To get information about your Mac OS X version, type of processor, and amount of memory, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu.

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2 stars

"Can't buy it - ASP website doesn't work with Safari Mac"

September 14, 2010  |  By afterhours

 |  Version: Parallels Desktop 6.0.11822

Pros

Can't review if I can't buy it. Pathetic that a Mac sw company would use a Windows shopping cart that doesn't work with Mac software.

Cons

need I say more... have your Windows web lackey TEST the shopping cart with a Mac browser on a Mac system.

Summary

No option to offer just a comment? Wow -- when VT got bought out by CNET, it really lost so much. Glad I have all the ads, though. I surely don't get enough of those. Star rating does NOT reflect the actual product -- just the choices made by the distributors to use a lame shopping cart that precludes the purchase of the product. ASP is an awful dev language -- w3c compliance? I think not.

Updated on Sep 14, 2010

Sucked it up and used a different machine. Successfully purchased. Will review when it arrives.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.11822
More than 80 new and improved features of the Parallels Desktop 6 experience include:
  • Launch Time: Run Windows applications 41 percent faster than Parallels Desktop 53
  • Full 64-bit Engine: Take advantage of all of the capabilities of your 64-bit Mac and enjoy the fastest virtual machine performance yet
  • 5.1 Surround Sound: Savor rich, immersive audio experiences for games, music and videos
  • Enhanced 3D Graphics: Enjoy more life-like visual action and play a wider range of modern games with 40 percent improvement over Parallels Desktop 54
  • Parental Control: Have peace of mind when children are online by applying the same parental controls you set for your Mac to your Windows applications
  • VM Encryption: Protect data from being stolen by using built in virtual machine encryption
  • Mac Shortcuts: Use Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts to make Windows applications work the way you do
  • Personal Data Migration: Simplifies moving to Mac by automatically moving programs, data and media (i.e. My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos and My Downloads) to the appropriate folders on your Mac
  • Web Browser Favorites: Parallels automatically moves your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome settings and bookmarks from your PC to the default browser on your Mac
  • Anti-virus Protection: Data protection with Parallels SmartGuard & SafeMode plus leading anti-virus protection for both Mac OS X and Windows with complimentary Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac, Acronis True Image Home 2010 and Acronis Disk Director 2011 Home
General
Publisher Parallels
Publisher web site http://www.parallels.com
Release Date September 14, 2010
Date Added September 14, 2010
Version 6.0.11822
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Download Information
File Size 284.16MB
File Name ParallelsDesktop-10.1.2-28859.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 141,036
Downloads Last Week 173
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $79.99

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