Parallels Desktop 10 Makes Running Windows on a Mac Less Annoying

Being locked into one software ecosystem is the cruel fate that awaits anyone who loves technology. On our desktops and smartphones, we build prisons with companies who want our complete fealty to their apps and services. » 8/20/14 12:01am 8/20/14 12:01am

Parallels Access Transforms Your Desktop Apps into iPad Apps

Parallels Access turns your iPad into a porthole to your more powerful (and heavier) Windows or Mac computers somewhere else. Connecting the your iPad to your remote machine through the cloud is the (relatively) easy part. The real magic is how Parallels Access elegantly shrinks your desktop applications into… » 8/27/13 9:05pm 8/27/13 9:05pm

Parallels Desktop 6 For Mac Beefs Up 3D Support and More

Parallels Desktop, many a Mac-user's go to solution for getting Windows on their Apple machine, just announced version 6.0, increasing support for 3D games and applications, enabling the same shortcuts work across operating systems, and making things snappier all around. » 9/10/10 10:25am 9/10/10 10:25am

Parallels Thrashes VMware Fusion When It Comes to Graphics

There are two popular options for virtualization software: VMware Fusion and Parallels. But which is better? MacTech did a detailed comparison and they found out that there was an obvious winner when it came to handling graphics. » 3/15/10 10:20pm 3/15/10 10:20pm

How To: Run Windows in OS X, the Right Way

If you're anxious about switching from a PC to a Mac, consider this: There are a multitude of ways you can virtualize Windows within OS X, and they all work uniquely well. Here's how to choose the right one. » 3/06/10 3:00pm 3/06/10 3:00pm

Parallels 5 Runs Windows 7 Right Next to Snow Leopard With Full…

It's a virtual war: VMWare Fusion 3 for Snow Kitty and Win7 popped out last week, and now here's Parallels 5. It's also fully 64-bit, with Windows apps that behave like native ones, including full multitouch gestures, and more zoomzoom. » 11/04/09 3:01am 11/04/09 3:01am

Parallels Switch to Mac Edition Transfers Windows Programs For You

Aside from letting you run Windows and OS X apps side-by-side, the latest version of Parallels has a cool migration wizard that copies Windows programs and files to the new Mac via a USB cable linking the two machines. » 8/25/09 3:04am 8/25/09 3:04am

VMWare Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop for Mac: Which Is Faster?

Ironically, it's one of the biggest decisions you make when you get a Mac: How should I run Windows on it? Parallels or Fusion? An exhaustive battery of benchmarks by MacTech reveals a clear winner. » 3/09/09 7:00pm 3/09/09 7:00pm

Dealzmodo: Buy Parallels, Get Parallels Free

The new version of Parallels, virtualization software that runs Windows XP in the background of OS X, is now available in a holiday "buy one, get one free" bundle. » 12/10/08 1:45pm 12/10/08 1:45pm

Parallels 4 Out Now: 50% Faster Than Parallels 3

Those running Intel Macs are probably at least familiar with Parallels » 11/11/08 10:45am 11/11/08 10:45am, the famed virtualization software allowing you to run Windows alongside OSX. Well now the company has just announced their fourth revision of the software, Parallels 4, that promises to run 50% faster than the .The virtualization engine itself…

Dealzmodo: Parallels Desktop 3.0 For $39/$49

You probably already know that both we and Lifehacker enjoy running Windows on our Macs using Parallels. Well, MacHeist has a deal today where you can pick up a copy for just $49, which includes a copy of MacPilot. That price gets even sweeter ($10 sweeter) if you previously bought a MacHeist bundle. Get yours now if… » 6/27/08 12:26pm 6/27/08 12:26pm

Sinbad is Still Alive, Also a Gigantic Mac Nerd

This video, found on the VMWare Fusion Site, illustrates not only that Sinbad hasn't passed away—as many of us previously thought—but he's a gigantic nerd on the caliber of Gizmodo readers. Just listen to what he says regarding how he runs Windows and OS X simultaneously and marvel at how much more he knows about… » 2/12/08 2:05pm 2/12/08 2:05pm

Low-end Windows Vista Editions Now Allowed to be Run Virtualized on Macs

Remember that completely arbitrary rule by Microsoft limiting virtualization (which lets you run Windows concurrently with OS X on a Mac) to only the more expensive versions of Vista? It's now gone. » 1/22/08 2:32pm 1/22/08 2:32pm

Windows on Mac Benchmarked: Boot Camp vs. Parallels vs. Fusion

The three methods for running Windows on a Mac (Boot Camp, Parallels and Fusion) have been around for a while, but Mactech's numbers seem to be the first we've seen on how the three stack up on Leopard. The results weren't that surprising. » 12/21/07 2:36pm 12/21/07 2:36pm

VMWare Fusion Review by Mossberg

Walt Mossberg appears to be scooping again. This time, it's a review of VMWare's Fusion (Available this Monday, August 6th). The software, like Parallels, allows PC programs to run from within OS X. Mossberg compares them, simply: » 8/02/07 8:14pm 8/02/07 8:14pm

Jacqui at Ars that Parallels isn't taking this competitor lying down. They just…

Try the $100 OLPC Operating System at Home

Thanks to the magic of VMWare and Parallels (which let you run other operating systems on top of your own), you can try the OLPC operating system without actually having to be a child in a Third World country. All you have to do is download a pre-configured image, change some settings, and you're set. Possible uses… » 7/23/07 4:20pm 7/23/07 4:20pm

New Parallels Ads Ape "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" Spots But Actually Feel…


While poor PC users still get the insulting end of the stick as Mac cozily snags their features, overall these spots feel less mean than Apple's and surprisingly un-stale. John Hodgman's presence is missed, but the Mac guy comes across as slightly less smug than Justin Long (probably 'cause he's way old). Complete… » 7/06/07 2:30am 7/06/07 2:30am

Parallels 3 Goes Live

Remember when we gave you deets on the new Parallels 3.0 last week? Good news: it's done and released already. So if you've been waiting for it with sweaty anticipation, clean yourself up and go grab a copy. Tally ho, dual OS cowboys! » 6/07/07 8:00pm 6/07/07 8:00pm

Exclusive: More Details on Parallels Desktop 3.0

We had a chat with the Parallels guys earlier today, and got some new information that should be very interesting to people who are even the slightest bit interested in running Windows on your Mac. » 6/01/07 4:21pm 6/01/07 4:21pm