We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,812 News Articles

Parallels Desktop RC3 improves Vista support

New release candidate for dual-boot Mac tool

Parallels has released a release candidate version of its Parallels Desktop for Mac software. The new version - RC3, or build 3170 - is available for download.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is the software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows alongside Mac OS X, without having to reboot first. A major enhancement to the version that was released last year, this version (ultimately to be numbered version 2.5) features Coherence, which lets you run Windows applications straight from your dock; USB 2.0 support; better support for Boot Camp partitions and many other new features.

Specific changes in RC3 include support for upgrading from XP to Windows Vista, a more secure drag-and-drop capability, and preliminary support for Leopard, Apple's next major operating system release.


IDG UK Sites

45 Best Android games: top Android games for your smartphone or tablet in 2014 (24 are free!)

IDG UK Sites

How Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and others have let us down over UltraHD and hiDPI screens

IDG UK Sites

Do you have the X-Factor too? Mix Off app puts fans in the frame

IDG UK Sites

iPad Pro release date, rumours and leaked images - 12.9 screen 'coming in 2015'