With Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and
Mac applications without rebooting. Innovative and indispensable new features
include cloud storage optimizations for iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and
SkyDrive. The Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac also supports OS X Launchpad in Windows
applications, and provides Windows 8 users with a Start menu and Windows Start
button. Parallels Desktop 9 delivers much improved performance for some of
the most common scenarios and operations, such as 40 percent improvement in
disk performance, virtual machine startup and shutdown are now up to 25 percent
faster, and customers can suspend their virtual machines in up to 20 percent
less time than before. 3D graphics and web-browsing are also made noticeably
speedier, with up to 15 percent improvements for both.
Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac supports iCloud, Dropbox, Google
Drive, and SkyDrive optimizations with your Mac and your Windows virtual machine,
eliminating duplication of files locally.
Enhanced Windows 8 and 8.1 Support
Parallels Desktop brings back the
real Start menu, and lets customers use Metro apps in a window instead of full
Easily access and install complimentary security software
subscriptions to keep the Mac and Windows virtual machines safe from viruses
and malware, all from one location.
Enhanced New Virtual Machine Wizard
The New Virtual Machine Wizard makes
it even easier to create new virtual machines, automatically locating operating
systems on your machine or letting you manually select a range of media types
Power Nap Support
On a Retina MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air, the Power
Nap feature now extends to Windows and Windows apps, so virtual machines and
all Windows applications are always up-to-date.
Thunderbolt and Firewire Storage Device Support
For convenience of everyday
use, customers can connect Thunderbolt and Firewire devices to either your
Mac or your virtual machine – just like you do with USB devices.
This product is retail box. Retail box software is sold at retail stores. It
comes in a factory sealed retail box with the CD or DVD, plus the software
license key and manuals where provided by the software manufacturer. Retail
box software comes with full installation support from the manufacturer.
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks; OS X 10.8.4 Mountain
Lion or later;
or later; OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later
Processor: Intel-based Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo processor
or higher required
RAM: Minimum 2 GB (4 GB or more recommended)
Hard Drive Space: 700 MB hard drive space for Parallels
Desktop installation, plus
to your virtual machine
Other: Internet connection required for product download, activation, updates,
and select features
Requires Windows or other operating system (not included)
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