New software offers best of both worlds

Parallels? Mac package lets users run applications for different operating systems at the same time
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Parallels has released the latest version of its bestselling software for simultaneously running Windows and Mac applications on a Mac computer.

Parallels Desktop 6, available now from Computers Unlimited, offers over 80 new and enhanced features.

According to the vendor, the new software achieved top results in product benchmark testing, with 3D graphics running nearly 40 per cent better than before and Windows boot time 41 per cent faster than before. Desktop 6 also boosts speeds for working with files on USB drives, networks and in shared folders.

Parallels has also unveiled Desktop 6 Switch to Mac Edition, which on top of the new software includes additional features designed to make the move from PC to Mac smart and simple.

The Switch to Mac Edition provides a complete set of switching tools and includes a high-speed USB data transfer cable. All the users programs, files, settings and browser favourites and bookmarks can automatically be moved to the Mac. User tutorials are also available.

“Parallels has established itself as the number one choice for Mac users who want to run Windows applications side by side with their Mac experience. CU is delighted to be offering this fantastic new version to the Apple channel,” said Matt Balcombe, product manager at Computers Unlimited.

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