Dicono di noi:

Noi pensiamo che Parallels Desktop 9 per Mac sia fantastico. Ma a pensarlo, non siamo solo noi. Milioni di persone usano Parallels Desktop. Vi presentiamo alcune delle loro storie. Genitori. Piloti. Agenti di polizia. Farmacisti. Project Manager. Chiunque tu sia, qualunque sia il tuo mestiere, Parallels Desktop unisce il tuo mondo Mac e il tuo mondo Windows. Il resto spetta a te.

  • “Mi piace il modo in cui Parallels fa che neanche me ne accorga di usare Windows, è piuttosto come se facesse parte del Mac.”

    — Adam G.

  • “Un software immancabile per un principiante di Mac! Grazie!!!”

    — Adel M.

  • “Funziona davvero molto velocemente e supporta tantissimi sistemi operativi, fatto molto importante per me, che sono uno sviluppatore che utilizza diverse piattaforme.”

    — Alex S.

  • “Credo che questo prodotto sia brillante! Una delle migliori app Mac di sempre ~ Ora posso usare Windows in Mac a meraviglia.”

    — Robert F.

  • “Le mie macchine virtuali sono più veloci e hanno la potenza per fare tutte le attività senza rallentare o incidere sulla performance del Mac. Ne consiglio l'utilizzo a tutti.”

    — Maggie T.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Recensioni dei clienti

  • if you need windows on your Mac - that's what you need.

    • by Rolamd
    • Jul 24, 2014

    Installed Windoes with Boot camp - can access Bootcamp partition as stand alone or via parallels from MAC OS. It works fine, fast - so no worries if you need Windows on your Mac

  • Excellent product!

    • by David C
    • Jul 23, 2014

    As an architect, I love using my Mac for most things, but some software that I must use is Windows only, including Revit by Autodesk. Parallels makes it seem like the Windows apps are running natively in Mac and even printers and clipboard functions go back and forth. Parallels was one of the best purchases for my business outside of my Macbook Pro!

  • windows for mac

    • by paulypudding
    • Jul 23, 2014

    excellent app and so much easier than installing 2 systems
    highly recommended

  • Great solution!

    • by Sam
    • Jul 23, 2014

    I have been using Parallels to run PC Window based Elearning development software on my iMac.
    I have been very impressed with how well it works within the Mac OS environment and this has been a great solution for me.
    If you're looking to run windows program's within your mac, whilst still being able to use Mac program's, then this is a great solution.
    Highly recommend.

  • Fantastic

    • by Donna B
    • Jul 22, 2014

    Because there are still programs that you can't use on Mac, Parallels allows me to work with these as if they were apple programs. It's so fluent, that I don't even realise that an attachment has used a windows program to view it.

  • Smooth experience for what could be very complicated

    • by Jimbuktu
    • Jul 20, 2014

    Have been using Parallels since version 6. Each update gets better and easier to use. Runnning a virtual machine can be very complicated but they do a great job of making it easy. If you want to dig in to the advanced features you can, or you can go with the basics and keep it simple. Each version has been very stable and I've had very few issues. The only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is that I've had an occassional problem when upgrading and the Knowledge Base support info on the website could be easier to use. I've often had better results searching for soutions on Google than within Parallels support. But really that's true of many websites. Overall a great product.

  • Best software to use Windows in your Mac

    • by Juan C.
    • Jul 16, 2014

    Years trying to use windows in my Mac finally Paralles give me the solution, Thanks!

  • Does everything that it should do

    • by Pavel
    • Jul 16, 2014

    I was a bit concerned about compatibility with my business applications that can only be run under Windows. With Parallels Desktop 9, they all work perferctly and the swiping between iOS and Windows is just like swiping between two apps, rather than two different operating systems. Parallels is a must for everybody who needs to use Windows apps under iOS. I have been using it on MacBook Air, 8MB RAM, 256 GB hard disk, for over a month and have not experienced a single issue.

  • The best way to run Windows on a Mac

    • by CliveH
    • Jul 16, 2014

    If you really have to resort to Windows for those programs where there is no Mac alternatiive (there are only 2 for me), then this is the seamless way to do it. Running on a virtual machine on my Mac, it actually runs faster than native Windows on my work PC! Switch between OSX and WIndows at the click of a mouse, even copy and paste and access data and files between operating systems. Sensibly priced and well supported.

  • Parallels for Mac does not work

    • by Disgruntled of Sussex
    • Jul 3, 2014

    It used to work.
    Then I upgraded to version 9.
    It now won't run Excel or any MS Office product at all. So what's the point of it?

  • Parallels with Mavericks

    • by LB
    • Jul 1, 2014

    I use a MacBook Pro with thunderbolt running mavericks also iPad I love the way Paralells integrates invisibly with Mac OSX you almost wouldn't know you have windows just click the programme as you would if it was a Mac programme. As well as allowing us to use 2 essential programmes that we need having windows is also excellent for searching our network of windows and Lynux servers. Apple OSX is really awful for that. Perhaps if we had Apple Servers it would be good but it just won't search windows servers. Without windows, to pull an image from a windows server you would have to manually look for the files. If the picture has just been added to the server you can sort by date and then the required picture is at the top but you just cannot otherwise search for a file from the Mac unless you have windows. It would be great if Apple addressed that issue.
    Another ace feature of parallels is that you can seamlessly copy paste between windows and Apple platforms.
    It would be great if there was a low cost or free update to ensure compatibility when Mac updates its operating systems. I had not had Paralells long before Mavericks came out and was not happy to have to buy Paralells again for it to work.
    Being able to access the same software on my iPad is great I don't use it that often but sure it could be indispensable for the many that use the iPad for work.
    Ideally the programmes I use would be compatible with Mac and Mac would search servers as good as windows but as that is not the case a Mac with Paralells is the next best thing for sure. I would not like to have to Dual Boot or have to use my Mac like a PC. I highly recommend Parallels

  • love Parallels

    • by parallelsuser
    • Jun 24, 2014

    made the move from VBox to Parallels and have never regretted it .. Parallels was just made for the mac!
    If you are serious about needing alternative desktops on your Mac, then is the best solution (IMHO).

  • Parrallels

    • by KW
    • Jun 22, 2014

    I have been using parallels on my Macbook air for about 10 years now, when I Up-graded my macbook air earlier this year, i upgraded my parallels, it has never let me down, most of the time i leave it open so i can switch between mac and parallels at the swipe of my fingers, but if i do turn it off, it loads in seconds, i use it for all my design packages that I can't yet run from mac, my school have used several different VM ware and none of them are stable, I will eventually persuade them to use parallels. I wouldn't use anything else.

  • Excellent software

    • by CDR
    • Jun 17, 2014

    I have used parallels 8 in the past and was impressed with its functionality over its counterparts. So when I needed something for my new mac, I didn't hesitate. Excellent product and would highly recommend.

  • Excellent

    • by Aucourant
    • Jun 17, 2014

    using Win7 through Parallels on my min 2010 mac book pro (8gb ram, 120bg SSD, 2.66ghz intel dualcore) is way faster than my dedicated win7 machine, i have found Parallels to be unparallelled in terms of performance ;)

  • Parallels enables me to work seemlesly with my favourite apps

    • by jjhplus9
    • Jun 17, 2014

    I own and love my MacBook Pro, butg I still need to work with many Windows apps that are available on the Mac platform.
    Parallels enables me to seemlesly work side by side in a seemless flow.
    Opening Windows and Mac apps together and swapping data between them (eg Cut & Paste) is intuative and seamless.

  • Best of both worlds

    • by FRCR Turorials
    • Jun 17, 2014

    It's amazing to be able to use both PC and Mac OS, although with some compromise on speed

  • versatilty

    • by jk
    • Jun 17, 2014

    many software products i use aren't written for mac so parallels in conduction with a mac makes windows a really fast usuable product.

  • Solid Product

    • by Christopher Thornton, Dir of IT/MMS
    • Jun 11, 2014

    Have been using Parallels Desktop for the Mac since day one. Being able to create, setup and deploy Windows based virtual machines onto a Mac is easy and stable.

  • Great product

    • by RL
    • Jun 10, 2014

    easy to install, easy to configure and easy to use. support forums provide what help is needed.

  • Parallels

    • by Scrumpy
    • Jun 10, 2014

    Works seamlessly with MacBook Pro and so easy to use having switched from PC to Mac for the first time

  • Great Product

    • by Joe B
    • Jun 4, 2014

    Works flawlessly. I've never had a problem with it, and have yet to find a Windows application that it wouldn't run.

  • Windows done better than Microsoft

    • by JDG
    • Jun 3, 2014

    I wanted the freedom of having both OSX running at the same time as windows (as opposed to Bootcamp option), and I never expected it to run so smoothly, so much so that it's evident Parallels Desktop does Windows better than a PC.

  • Parallels plus Windows 7 works better than a Real PC

    • by Bill Bekenn
    • Jun 3, 2014

    I have been very impressed with Parallels. It frees me form the need to grapple with the world of real PC's with their tendency to slow down and need rebuilding form time to time. The coherence mode provides a Mac like interface while running PC Office, a very nice combination. I need to run Microsoft Office 2010 (PC) for large Excel based workbooks, as the Mac Excel 2011 is very much slower and has some stability problems. The first thing I noticed when using Parallels was that I could boot OsX, and load Parallels and Windows 7 in less than half the time that a PC would spend just loading Windows. The fact that Parallels provides a virtual set of hardware (all managed by OsX) means that Windows 7 does not have to manage the hardware and so runs a lot better than on a PC. I have always considered Mac much better at handling hardware interfaces than a PC. So now I can run a Windows system that handles hardware well.

  • Best way to use Microsoft Apps on a Mac

    • by Dodger
    • Jun 3, 2014

    I have tried a variety of options to enable me to use Microsoft only Apps on my MacBook & iMac, dual boot, VMware Fusion and Codeweavers CrossOver. But Parallels is by far the most reliable and easy to use. I would confidently recommend to anyone looking to run MS apps on their Mac.

  • Quite simply the only multi operating system platform that works!

    • by RMIS Ltd
    • Jun 3, 2014

    I have tried every platform I could find and, while not absolutely perfect, it is getting close and the support for this product means that they listen to feedback and adjust as necessary so the users can assist in improving and bug fixing. Excellent product

  • Seamless Virtual Machine

    • by TK
    • Jun 3, 2014

    I was a reluctant transferee to Mac , not for style but because of compatibility issues however the measuring software I use now runs seamlessly in Parallels 9 . It was easy to install and actually runs better than my old Viao did. Highly recommended and the compaction features save space too

  • Parallels 9

    • by Graeme R
    • Jun 3, 2014

    Using to for Visual Basic, Cad, Cisco emulator, Phoenix Rc flight sim and many others. Just works, best of both worlds!!

  • Superb!

    • by KHS
    • May 2, 2014

    Stunning indeed! Works better than my Vista laptop!

  • Works like a breeze!

    • by tvbluenote
    • May 1, 2014

    I have shown several friends that are in the same camp as me. We want to get away from our PCs and transition to the Mac OS, but there are just some things we still like doing on our PCs. Parallels has COMPLETELY bridged the gap. It truly works like a breeze! You are effortlessly in one environment or the other. I would and have already highly recommended this product.

  • happy

    • by renoi
    • May 1, 2014

    it is completely transparent to me.
    That's the best feature I can think of.

  • Perfect

    • by Adam Patterson Australia
    • May 1, 2014

    I love some windows based games and software so this was perfect. Its good I can use windows while stil in IOS rather than using bootcamp to switch.

  • Awesome

    • by Aamir Jelani
    • May 1, 2014

    I was amazed at the performance of Parallels in running windows on a Mac. Couple of years back when I tried using VMs (not parallels), I was not impressed due to lack of good user experience and slow performance. Stepping into this again after so many years and experiencing Parallels was just so great. I don't think I'll be testing any other product any more now. Parallels is just what I needed. Thank you Parallels team for the great product

  • Works.

    • by TBarry
    • Apr 30, 2014

    The trackpad control is MUCH better than the Ubuntu native implementation. In the native, I found the trackpad to be unusable on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The Parallels version seems to behave just like the Mac. Very nice.
    Still waiting for my Firewire camera to be usable on Parallels Ubuntu :-)

  • Surpassed VM Ware Fusion

    • by Bill S
    • Apr 24, 2014

    I previously used VM Ware Fusion, but recently made the move to Parallels. In the past, neither program had telephone support, just email support. Now that Parallels offers incredibly knowledgeable telephone tech support, coupled with a new superbly streamlined interface, the choice was simple. And the fact that Apple retail stores sell only Parallels and not competitive offerings added credibility to my decision to use Parallels.

  • It just works!

    • by Andy Lowe
    • Apr 24, 2014

    I ended up with Parallels because I wanted to run a couple of old Windows XP MMORPG's on a new MacBook Pro running OSX Mavericks. The competition ranged from bad to awful, performance was abysmal, mouse ponderous and laggy, very low frame rates. I had all but given up on the idea when I came to try Parallels.

    Parallels was the most expensive option and so I looked at it last, I think it was about £20 more than the most expensive alternative. Well it's worth every penny in my opinion, my games fly, even with all the settings maxed, running at resolutions never dreamt of back in the day, it produces three digit frame rates. Even multi-boxing, running three or four game clients at the same time only slows it marginally, perhaps going from 120 down to a still more than adequate 60 or 70 frames per second.

    Other than blistering performance there's plenty of other reasons to choose Parallels. It's my first Mac and it's taking a bit of getting used to after being a Windows user since version 1.0. Of all the solutions I tried Parallels offers the most polished and intuitive interface, requires the least intervention, it's just a far better product than anything else out there right now. I love it and recommend it without reservation. After several weeks of gaming I can report that it's rock solid, no hangs or crashes, perfect integration with Apple Time Machine, I just can't fault it.

  • Brilliant

    • by smen
    • Apr 22, 2014

    I have been using Parallels for more than a year and recently upgraded it to version 9. Some of my work requires Windows and I finds Parallels a brilliant and excellent piece of kit that does what it says on the tin. I do not do any high end computing.

  • Parallels par excellence

    • by Pops Campbell
    • Apr 22, 2014

    Parallels is an excellent product, even for a beginner it's easy to load and interface with both the Mac and Windows. A good product well worth it's 5 star rating.

  • Excellent

    • by IK
    • Apr 22, 2014

    Great product. Every Mac user should use it to access their windows only software like

  • Solved a huge Problem!!

    • by Thomas6449
    • Apr 17, 2014

    I switched from a PC in October 2013 to a MacBook Pro. I love my Mac, but really was missing using WordPerfect, for in my work I create a lot of booklets, and MS Word just does not do it as easily as WordPerfect. I was using Bootcamp, but having to restart my computer to use it was inconvenient. So, having read about Parallels, I downloaded it. Super simple installation, and it took all the Windows 7 information from my Bootcamp partition without me having to do anything special. I very highly recommend Parallels for anyone who has to run a PC only program on a Mac!!

  • its some kind of difficult to manage

    • by AO
    • Apr 17, 2014

    it is not easy to find the relation with mac devises

  • Goodbye PC

    • by Majo
    • Apr 17, 2014

    Laptop, Desktop, Mackbook, etc. really tired of having to maintain them, and sometimes frustrated that PC hangs up, sometimes really hate myself.
    Now thanks to PARALLELS, my life is much more easier, I have all running under Parallel. its like having Mobile Phone with dual sim slot.
    MS-Windows now runs more stable under Parallel on Mackbook. its so easy of increase RAM, Disk Space and dual processor with a finger tip.
    You don't know whats you are missing, until you use Parallel.

  • Parallels 9

    • by Niel
    • Apr 17, 2014

    Unfortunately my invoicing software doesn't run on MAC, so after looking at a few alternatives I chose Parallels 9 and very pleased, it does what it says on tin....
    Top draw :-)

  • Great product - runs effortlessly

    • by tabras
    • Apr 17, 2014

    A great way to run Windows on your Mac computer. It has easy installation and is well designed to in the "Run like Mac" mode. This makes it very easy to switch between Mac OS programs and Windows OS programs. Well worth the investment if you have even just one or two Windows-based programs that you want to run.

  • Straightforward and simple

    • by devinhenkel
    • Apr 17, 2014

    I run a number of machines (Linux, Windows 7 & 8, Android, and Chrome) and it's very simple and straightforward to use. It makes my life so much easier to be able to run other OSs like applications.

  • Wonderful virtual machine

    • by Chicco Huang
    • Apr 17, 2014

    I tried VirtuaPC&VMware on Windows PC and also PD8&9, VirtuaPC&VMware on Mac OSX. The stability and efficient of PD8/9 are very impressive to me for more than 3 years. It is the best solution to run Win XP on OSX.

  • So Easy!

    • by Steve Guardiani
    • Apr 17, 2014

    Easy to install, easy to use, easy to update. . . it's just so Easy!

  • it works

    • by TSZ
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I have been using parallels on the mac ever since it came out. This is the one to use if you want to run windows on a mac.. I did try another brand at one point and then came back to Parallels.
    It is the most stable it has ever been. I have not had it crash since the last major version update and even then I cant remember how far back it was.

  • Excellent

    • by JHR
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Great i can use just one computer to play music on mac and with parallels run 2 karaoke old programs, and an old laser program all at once. perfect

  • Smooth and Simple

    • by Sam R
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Very easy to use. had it up and running in under half an hour. all my programs work and it is all backed up by time machine!! Speed wise it is slightly slower than the mac system it is running on but very very impressed by the speed and smoothness of it. would not hesitate to use this daily in a business setting.

  • Parallels

    • by Arnold
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Simply does what it says

  • Good Product

    • by Ajax
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Very good product and great support.

  • Seemless integration

    • by SusanC
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Or two OSs in one. Use ciherence mode to seemlessly use MS applications from within OSX orwith one click swap into Windows, Chrome or whatever other virtual machine you load, even another Mac.

  • Great Virtual Machine

    • by rsodeyi
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Could be tricky duplicating and renaming but its a good product all around

  • tommopete parallels

    • by tommo
    • Apr 16, 2014

    mavericks oxi and parallels windows 8

  • Parallels Vs LiveCycle

    • by Jamie B
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Further to purchasing my mac I needed somehow to use LiveCycle designer, but as this isn't available for the mac, caused some headache.

    I heard about PARALLELS from a friend and thought Id give it a go. Works great!!!! couldn't be happier!!!!

  • The best program in the world

    • by Enrique A
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I had the VM ware program and I always had problems with it, now that I have Parallels I can run my financial business much faster and easier that ever before.

  • Fast virtualized GPU

    • by F. Mathijssen
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I bought parallels mainly for software development for Windows. I am working on a graphics engine and Parallels 9 was the only virtualization package that had a DX10-compliant virtualized GPU so the choice was easy. To sweeten the deal, Parallels 9 is super fast on my mid-2012 non-retina MacBook Pro, although I do recommend using an SSD when you do any sort of virtualization.

  • Gives the best of both worlds MAC and PC with easy flip from one to the other

    • by MAC review
    • Apr 16, 2014

    A very good program but not universal to all software and problems with some printers

  • Fast and as promised

    • by cgoz
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Love mac but need Windows for development requirements and Parallels is the best solution for me so far.Really fast and easy to adapt yourself for a smooth workflow.

  • Use Windows Graphics Programs on Mac

    • by TIBS
    • Apr 16, 2014

    When I bought a MAC in 2009 I did not realise that certain Windows programs would not work so I was able to buy Parallels for MAC and all my programs work on the Mac. No problems with upgrades and file sharing between Windows and Mac is seamless.

  • Seemless integration

    • by cjmcdonald
    • Apr 16, 2014

    So I have a VM for Win7, WinXP, Win8 and OSX.
    I do my training screencasts on the OSX environment so I can configure and set up pieces without changing my real OSX machine. I regularly troubleshoot on the windows VMs with teachers and staff and, personally, I use Quicken, Steam and MS Office under Win8. It reliably works (as well as Windows works, anyway).

  • great support

    • by apopkamike
    • Apr 16, 2014

    some yrs.ago the support was not the best or close to it. Now they are the best!! Far above Apple or Quicken. Chad worked with me for several hrs. repairing several areas in my XP and Mac Pro systems. Now the XP works well and the Mac operates faster than before. He told me that when I up-grade to Win 7 or 8 they will help me if I have loading problems.

  • Very easy and useful

    • by Will B
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Not that laggy on my Mac

  • Excellent Product

    • by Hannes
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Parallels Desktop 9 is even better than its excellent predecessor. It makes running Windows software on your Mac a snap, and the interactive nature between OS X and Windows is truly amazing! Keep up the good work!

  • Flawless

    • by Chris C.
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I have used the previous ver of competitors software and the ver 7 of Parallels and this ver is very quick and intuitive to use. Sleeps and wakes up without hiccups which previous version had issues with.

  • Great Product

    • by Eric R
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Parallels Desktop 9 is a great way of being able to run Windows or any other OS on a Mac, allowing immediate access to the OS without having to reboot. I have one or two Windows apps for which there are no comparable Mac products and running a Windows virtual machine under Parallels I can effortlessly switch to these apps and transfer information between them and a Mac app. It's also great for trying out a new Mac OS by setting it up as a virtual machine so you can decide whether to upgrade your current OS. I would certainly recommend Parallels Desktop 9.

  • Windows on the mac

    • by Chet Wyman
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Love the product. Started with 3 and now using 9. Works seemlessly

  • its a swish to get windows

    • by mikb71
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I prefer the mac but needs must to run some windows programs and they are seamlessly iterated to the mac

  • Ideal solution for Mac owners with a Windows program they have to use.

    • by IanB
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I run a one-man PC repair business and use a Mac as my main machine for obvious reasons and not least because I have to have a working machine at all times. My invoicing system is built on WordPerfect and Paradox Database. The choice was to redesign for NeoOffice or run Parallels. Very easy decision way back with Parallels 3. I've never looked back and love being able to keep old versions of Windows on my Mac for reference and to be able to play with lots of kinds of Linux. I currently have five VMs including the awful Windows 8! It's never let me down so I strongly recommend it. If anything Windows works faster on my Mac than it would on a PC.

  • Fab when used with Bootcamp

    • by rohard007
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Highly recommended - I am using a Bootcamp partition and run Parallels with this using Windows 8.1. Would recommend upgrade of RAM though to at least 8GB as was slow until I did this.

  • Ideal solution for Mac owners with a Windows program they have to use.

    • by IanB
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I run a one-man PC repair business and use a Mac as my main machine for obvious reasons and not least because I have to have a working machine at all times. My invoicing system is built on WordPerfect and Paradox Database. The choice was to redesign for NeoOffice or run Parallels. Very easy decision way back with Parallels 3. I've never looked back and love being able to keep old versions of Windows on my Mac for reference and to be able to play with lots of kinds of Linux. I currently have five VMs including the awful Windows 8! It's never let me down so I strongly recommend it. If anything Windows works faster on my Mac than it would on a PC.

  • Best edition yet

    • by Stu
    • Apr 16, 2014

    No need to use bootcamp anymore. It's fast and integrates well.

  • This is a must!

    • by DBush
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Parallels brings the best of Windows in a Mac environment... I use it to run Windows 7 in my MacBook Pro, and Windows run more efficiently than in a PC environment. Updates, backups, up-time, down-time, runs faster. All peripherals are available and switching between systems is a breeze. And then in coherence mode, its like the fusion of PC and Mac world.

  • excellent

    • by mac
    • Apr 16, 2014


  • Parallels Desktop 9

    • by bjc
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Impressive piece of software. I have now removed the windows part ion on my mac hard drive

  • Stablity

    • by Adriman Tan
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Very Good, ease to use

  • Parallels 9 for Mac

    • by Jeremy P
    • Apr 16, 2014

    The best way to run Windows 8.1 and OSX at the same time

  • Parallels 9 for Mac

    • by sconnor
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Excellent product for running Windows 8 or any other operating system on your Mac without affecting your Mac's performance.

  • Easy-peasy for newcomers to Mac's

    • by Bennie_g
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I purchased Parallels about 12 months ago when moving from a lifetime of Windows OS in their various (confusing) guises to Macs. I had a Windows version of Photoshop which I wanted to retain because the cost of a new, Mac based program was for me, uneconomic. Having Windows on my Mac at least initially was also a comfort blanket for me. Parallels did what it claims to do - transferred my Windows system across effortlessly and by cradling the manual and the website, allowed me to make the correct choice of how I would use windows on my Mac. It has since performed faultlessly. The need to have a security blanket has long since gone as anyone moving across will tell you. Windows plays nicely on my iMac, or at least as well as it ever did on my PC, updates itself as required etc. When Windows loads, it is spooky at first because it looks exactly as it did on my old PC. Every program "works" and the Mac system shows up in Explorer so that i can easily transfer data files between the two systems using drag and drop. Yes, it does appear to have with it a sometimes noticeable time lag, and this increases if Time Machine is doing a backup but that is to be expected. Photoshop is really demanding on either system. Technical: iMac running Mavericks 10.9.2 , 8Gb 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7, Windows 7

  • Review

    • by Review
    • Apr 16, 2014


  • parallels

    • by samlehr
    • Apr 16, 2014

    very good and easy to use product


    • by RAG
    • Apr 16, 2014

    Indispensable program for migrating programs and information between two previously operating systems that were exclusive of each other. It would be similar to having one-hundred percent communication and agreement at the General Security Council of the United Nations.

  • True parallels!!

    • by Dr D
    • Apr 16, 2014

    I highly recommend this product.
    It has helped me get the best of both worlds (mac and windows) on my MacBook Pro.
    Parallels has allowed me to use software not compatible with mac on my "parallel" windows on my mac laptop!
    For example, in my clinic my Electronic Medical Records software runs best on Mac system. However, believe it or not, our clinic's Practice Management software (billing and scheduling) does not run on mac. Parallels solved this for me.
    Love it.

  • not for every mac

    • by LO
    • Apr 16, 2014

    working with parallels is very easy and useful, but you must have, at least, 8 GB RAM.
    Mac OS + windows 7 take about 6 GB.
    i tried to use in a 4 GB mac air but it didn't work - it runs very slow.
    but, of course, it's worth it.

  • Flawless

    • by Bill J
    • Apr 15, 2014

    This product runs quickly and flawlessly as advertised. I use it with Microsoft's Office Suite with no issues at all. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to use a few desired programs on the Microsoft Windows side while keeping your Mac side, both working flawlessly along side each other is perfect harmony. Way to go Parallels!


    • by dsicube
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Its a great software it hurts though i lost my cohenece view

  • Like a Gem

    • by Marc J
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Parallels works seamlessly. Love that I can use both the Mac and Windows systems at the same time. I use it for investment work and have no problems at all. Works great.

  • The Best Thing for CAD

    • by MartinK
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Hello, I have tried the others and Parallels is the best for CAD, I use it most days for my free lance work. It means I can keep up with the latest Windows applications without using a Windows machine! It like having a brand new Windows machine every day!!!!

  • Parllels Desktop for Mac - Top Notch Virtual Machine

    • by spayz
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Using an Apple Mac-mini at home is a great experience, most of the open-source software I use is available cross-playform and runs on an Apple Mac.
    But, there are a couple of commercial applications that I have used for years in Windows that are mission critical for some of my hobby work - Parralels is a great solution.
    Running Wndows in a virtual machine integrates seemlessly with thw Mac, and the speed of the virtual machine is great - even on my old 2009 Mac-mini.
    Copying the virtual machine so that I can run older internet browsers in Windows XP is great for web-design work too; and even running a virtual Linux machine is an option.
    All of these options mean that Parallells for Mac is great for my developer work, my hobbies and anything else I can throw at it.

  • Great product

    • by IsabelC
    • Apr 15, 2014

    It is easy and user friendly. I recommend it to all of my friends! Thanks!

  • This product is awesome

    • by Eden C
    • Apr 15, 2014

    I am amazed how much this product has emerged. With the processors in modern macs - including my 2012 Macbook Pro it just flies. When working in Word or Excel I experience no difference than working on a 'real' PC. Its fast, fluid, stable and easy to use. In fact, it actually feels easier to set up and operate than a native PC as I can use Mac commands

  • For when you have to!

    • by Paul B
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Occasionally there is a product that requires Windows to run that isn't in a Mac version. Parallels is a great easy option that does exactly what is required. Thoroughly recommended.

  • the best of both worlds

    • by Satisfied
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Having transferred to Apple I was missing my simulators until I found this great programme. It enables me to use ay Mac as a Mac and as an Microsoft machine . The interface is seamless and has stood the test of time. I love my Mac but equally find Parallels a boon to interface with my sinulatords.

  • Parallels - Idea for Windows on MAC

    • by Ian from Merseyside
    • Apr 15, 2014

    The product works seamlessly particularly in conference mode where windows programs appear and work within the MAC environment without a hitch.

  • Great

    • by JLF1TV
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Fantastic, runs all the programs i need so well

  • works great with autocad on a MBP retina

    • by robinlamkie
    • Apr 15, 2014

    works great with autocad on a MBP retina

  • Excellent solution

    • by Hector M.
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Parallels has been a great solution for having to run programs such as Internet Explorer with minimal use of machine resources. The install was very simple as well.

  • Best of both worlds!

    • by growing
    • Apr 15, 2014

    With Parallels I can still use Windows while in Mac and get the best of both worlds.

  • Use Microsoft Windows on you Apple MAC computer

    • by John Goodger
    • Apr 15, 2014

    Parallels is an easy to use - and inexpensive way to be able to use your Microsoft software and applications on a n Apple computer.
    Install Parallels first and then install a copy of Microsoft Windows - it is a easy as that! Switching between Apple sand Microsoft is very easy using the shortcuts provided by Parallels. A "must have" application for people who have Microsoft and Apple.

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