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Parallels Desktop for Mac is simply the world s bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence.

Seamless Simplicity

Run Windows programs like they were native to your Mac. Setting up Parallels Desktop for Mac is simple and quick. Enjoy the best of both worlds Windows and Mac OS X - on one seamless desktop.

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.

Excluding the token interface tweaks, the main features in 5 break down like this: Windows Aero WDDM driver support for Vista and Windows 7

Multi-monitor support for Full Screen and Coherence/Crystal modes

DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 support

OpenGL 2.1 support for Linux client VMs

Gesture support for laptop trackpads

Crystal window mode and MacLook interface option

Thats really not a long list, and the documentations "Whats New" section does feel more padded than most. The bigger concern, given the short development time for these features, is whether the new stuff has been put through the necessary testing with OS X 10.6. It was no secret that version 4 had many problems on release, and Parallels Desktop 5 did seem to drop out of the sky and onto our desks. There wasnt an open public beta, so no one really knew what to expect. Has Parallels learned from its past mistakes, or is this another potentially great release buried under a mound of bugs? Read on to find out.

System Requirements

Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later

Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.2 or later

Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.11 or later

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