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 noticeablyspeedier, with up to 15 percent improvements for both.
Cloud Services 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 screen.
Security Center 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 to install.
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.
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Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks; OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion or later; OS X 10.7.5 Lion 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 space to allocate 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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