Renton, WA – March 17, 2011 – Parallels today announced that Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, the No. 1 selling and best way to run Windows on a Mac without rebooting, won the About.com 2011 Readers' Choice Award for Best Application for Running Windows. Now in its fourth year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.
"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across more than a dozen categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate Parallels on its success with Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac."
“Parallels is honored to win the Readers’ Choice Award for the best way to run Windows on a Mac. It affirms that businesses, consumers and students value our dedication to giving them unsurpassed performance, ease of use and cool new features like our Parallels Mobile app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch which lets them run Windows apps on their Mac remotely through their favorite Apple mobile devices,” said Kim Johnston, Parallels Vice President of Marketing. “We are excited to offer a free trial of our full-featured Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac software, available for download at www.parallels.com/desktop, so Mac owners can experience its superior award-winning performance.”
Parallels Desktop 6 delivers unprecedented advances in mobility, productivity, performance and graphics – the areas people care about most – including remote access to Windows on a Mac from Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
The Parallels Desktop 6 Switch to Mac edition provides a complete set of switching tools and includes a Parallels High-Speed USB data transfer cable. All of your programs, files, user settings and now even your browser favorites and bookmarks are automatically moved to your Mac. With one click, new pre-defined user profiles let you simply choose as little or as much Windows as you want. New on-demand interactive video tutorials make switching to the Mac a breeze.
To view information about Readers’ Choice Award for the best way to run Windows on a Mac and all award winners, please visit About.com 2011 Readers' Choice Award.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsMac and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParallelsDesktop.
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1 and 2: 3D and graphics performance tests conducted with 3DMark 2006 Professional. Select tests by Crimson Consulting Group, July 2010.