The company announces the release of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac – the latest version of the solution to run Windows on a Mac without rebooting. The eighth generation of the popular application allows for ample opportunities Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in Windows 8.Parallels Desktop 8 supports the latest computer hardware, Apple, including the MacBook Pro with the display Retina. Existing users of Parallels Desktop sixth and seventh generations can go to the eighth version of the product by downloading it from the relevant section on the website. New users can buy only 8 Parallels Desktop for Mac in stores and online with Parallels 4 September 2012.
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is designed to support two of the most advanced to date operating systems – already released Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion from Apple and Windows 8 from Microsoft, which is expected October 26, 2012. As promised the developers, Parallels improves performance as the guest OS in a window display, and in the mode Coherence.
Parallels Desktop virtualization technology 8 increased product performance by about a third, and came close to the performance of the guest OS native. The eighth version includes support for Direct X 10, which made it possible to work with a large number of games and graphics. At 30% speed I / O operations and improved performance in games, and operations with the guest OS (“cold” boot, suspend / resume) were run on 25% faster. According to the developers, this means that the resource-intensive applications, such as games, software engineering and graphics packages running on Windows as quickly as if they were made under Mac OS X.
Support for advanced hardware computers Apple. When creating a Parallels Desktop 8, considerable attention was paid to support the hardware platform Intel Ivy Bridge, which is used in current models of computers Apple. Phenomenal Retina display capabilities of the latest MacBook Pro is also fully supported by means of Parallels Desktop can display 8 and Windows-based applications in ultra-high resolution. In addition, the guest Windows can now use the module Bluetooth, which are equipped with computers Apple.
Integration. Parallels Desktop 8 fully employs advanced features the latest operating system Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and brings its functionality in Windows 8. For example, the Dictation, implemented in Mountain Lion, can dictate e-mail in Microsoft Outlook or text in Microsoft Word, running in the guest operating system Windows. In turn, the application shortcuts to Windows 8, made in the Metro-style, can be placed inside the Launchpad.
Updated Wizard OS Parallels Wizard. From it to the automated download and installation available OS Ubuntu, Chrome OS, Android, and Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Parallels Desktop users downloaded more than half a million times.) Also, in the eighth generation Parallels Desktop provide access to the Center Notification Mac OS X from Windows, it is possible to open sites in Internet Explorer directly from the browser Safari. For convenience, the keyboard layout in Mac OS X and Windows guest synchronized.
Simultaneously with the launch of Parallels Desktop Parallels Desktop 8 outputs 8 Enterprise Edition. This solution is designed for large companies with many “Mac” more than 100. It has a single activation key, the centralized software installation and upgrades, and priority support.
Russian sales of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac will begin September 4, 2012 at the same time with the world. Customers who purchased Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac after July 25 will have an opportunity to upgrade to the eighth version for free. All existing users of Parallels Desktop, which registered the product key online Parallels.ru, will be notified about how to upgrade. Exit Parallels Desktop 8 Enterprise Edition in Russia is expected in November 2012.