Windows and Mac side-by-side with Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
You just switched to a Mac, so why would you want to go back to Windows? Here is a list of several common scenarios when you need to run Windows on your Mac:
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is the best solution for running Windows apps on a Mac
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is the world's easiest, fasted and most powerful solution for people who need regular access to many apps on both Windows and Mac from a single machine without rebooting. From PC-only games to productivity software, Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac has you covered.
If you love the look & feel of Mac OS, make Windows invisible while still using its applications. If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance.
With full support of Windows 7 with its AERO graphics, Windows 8 as well as older versions of Windows, Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is optimized for OS X Mavericks and will be optimized for OS X Yosemite. Mac OS X features Launchpad, Mission Control and gestures work in Windows applications, making them feel like they were made for Mac.
Parallels Desktop includes a feature called Coherence Mode, which hides the Windows desktop while displaying Windows applications. Windows still runs in the background, but is hidden from view. Windows applications appear in the Mac Dock, letting you switch between them without using the Windows interface. Isn’t that cool?
When no Windows applications are open, Parallels Desktop will pause, thus taking up very little system resources. Parallels Compressor is a feature that automatically compresses and defragments the virtual disk while you work for better performance.
1-click optimization automatically set your virtual machine settings for optimal performance based on what you do most.
Real-time virtual disk optimization automatically compacts your virtual disk while you work, so it takes only as much space on your hard disk as it really needs.
Mac native “Save as” in Microsoft Office 2013 applications to Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud Drive (when Yosemite is available) if they are set up on your Mac.
Mac native “Share” files, text or web-pages from Windows using Internet accounts configured on your Mac. Post on Twitter, Facebook, etc., send via email, AirDrop, and Messages.
Insert OS X Special Characters like emoji, math symbols, currency signs and more can be inserted into Windows programs from the Edit menu.
We’ve even made the Windows 8.1 Start Screen work like OS X Launchpad.
As you install Windows apps, we automatically add them to Launchpad.
If you have custom mouse buttons set on a 3+ button mouse, those buttons will work in Windows applications and games.
Battery life is now extended by up to 30%!
Windows Documents now open 48% faster!
Virtual machines use 10% less Mac memory!
Support for 16vCPU, 64 GB RAM for more powerful virtual machines
We think Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is great. But don't just take our word for it. Millions of people use Parallels Desktop, and these are some of their stories. Parents. Pilots. Police Officers. Pharmacists. Project Managers. Whoever you and are whatever you do, Parallels Desktop unites Mac and Windows. The rest is up to you.
The list of enhancements in this Yosemite compatible version 10 is impressive. New built-in intelligence and support for Apple’s latest operating systems — including OS X Yosemite — greatly improves ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, allowing them to forget about the operating system and focus on the task at hand.”
Parallels Desktop 10 makes running Windows on a Mac less annoying. Seamlessly blend OS X and Windows on Mac machines, not just through visual aesthetics alone, but also integrating Apple services, Mac usability and data syncing into Windows, all without needing to reboot into a partition.”
Previous versions of Parallels have an option to “reclaim” disk space the virtual machine no longer needs, a process that can free up several gigabytes, but it requires shutting down the VM. New “real-time optimization” feature will automatically reclaim disk space without the VM needing to be shut down.”
Parallels Desktop 10 look nicer than ever before, is faster and integrates more deeply with both your Mac and the VMs you’re running. What more could you want!?”
Parallels Desktop is by far the best apps for running windows apps under OS X. Especially for beginners, Parallels is easier to use and install and sets itself up by default for the tightest possible integration.
Parallels has been my go-to VM software for years. With each new version comes improvements in performance and suppport for new features of the host and guest operating systems. This version is no different in that regard. Version 10 takes compatibiltiy to new heights with improved support for Windows 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite!
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Why choose Parallels Desktop for running
Windows programs on your Mac?
The award-winning Parallels Desktop is the most tested, trusted and talked about way to run Windows on the Mac