It wasn’t long ago where you ran Windows as a virtual operating system on your Mac and it was too slow to do anything productive. Problem was that the software had to emulate the CPU, so slowness was guaranteed. Along came the Intel-based Macs and software developers realised that there’s no reason to create a virtual chip and they could tap directly in to the power of the Intel chipset, graphics CPU and so on. Suddenly virtual operating systems became highly usable and running, say, Windows on a fast Mac was more than just productive.
Parallels Desktop for Mac is one of the main players in the Mac virtualisation business and does more than just enable you to run Windows on your Mac (or Linux, or another OS). Indeed, you can embed Windows application in to your Mac OS as if they were native tools. Keep Windows apps in your Mac dock, copy and paste quickly between both operating systems and more. Indeed, if you don’t want to ditch your Mac, but need to use Windows, this is the perfect solution.
Parallels Desktop for Mac ships with full support for Windows 7, including Aero graphics (as long as your graphics card supports Aero). You can use your multi-touch gestures, from your Mac laptop, within Windows and even give your Windows apps a Mac OS theme, so they really do look integrated.
The latest Parallels Desktop for Mac 7 ships with full Lion support, enabling you to run your host operating system in full-screen mode, which can be accessed through a separate screen in Mission Control. You can now run a separate Lion installation, enabling you to test new software without it affecting your regular OS X desktop. You can assign 1GB of virtual video memory for improved performance and a virtual Windows will start, stop and resume up to 60% quicker than the previous version.
You need a trial serial code to you use this software. To get your trial serial code, get the "Trial" button within the application, once installed.
Parallels Desktop for Mac 8 is a major upgrade, with new features including full Retina support, dictation support within Windows, the ability to drag and drop between Mac and Windows email, Mountain Lion gesture support within Windows, 30% performance upgrade and much more.