RENTON, WA – May 18, 2011 – Parallels® (www.parallels.com) today announced the launch of Parallels Transporter®, an application that makes the move from a Windows PC to a Mac easy by automatically transferring music, pictures, Internet bookmarks, documents and more. Parallels Transporter is available on the Mac App StoreSM today.
Parallels, the undisputed leader and innovator in helping customers run Windows applications on their Mac without rebooting, has shipped more than three million copies of its award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac software. The Parallels Transporter app is designed for Mac users who may not need to run Windows on their Mac at all; it is a simple way to bring everything you need from your PC together on your Mac without wasting your valuable time or incurring the expense of hiring a technology service to do the work:
“A growing number of consumers and small businesses are looking for an easy way to move to a Mac,” said Kim Johnston, Vice President of Marketing for Parallels. “We created Parallels Transporter to be the simplest, most efficient way to transfer everything you need from your old PC to your Mac in just a few easy steps. Now you can move to a Mac without the time-consuming chore of manually moving files and without the expense of hiring somebody to do it for you.”
“I use a Mac, but photos and documents that are critical to my vacation property rental business were stuck on my old PC. Parallels made it simple and painless to move them from my PC to my Mac because it did all of the work for me. It’s wonderful to finally have everything I need on my Mac,” said M.E. Wegman, owner of Home on Jones in Savannah, GA.
In addition to moving pictures, music and documents from a PC to corresponding Mac folders, Parallels Transporter also moves Windows programs and other files into a virtual machine on your Mac in case they are needed³. Customers who later decide they want to run Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems and applications simultaneously on their Mac can simply purchase and download Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac at www.Parallels.com/Desktop.
Pricing and availability
Parallels Transporter is available for download from the Mac App Store for limited time offer of $0.99, a $39 savings off of the $39.99 standard retail price.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 800 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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¹Parallels Transporter Agent supports Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
²Parallels Transporter can be installed on any Intel-based Mac with Mac OS v10.6.6 or later.
³Software to run a virtual machine is not included in Parallels Transporter download. Customers who want a virtual machine on their new Mac can purchase and download Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac.
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