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Parallels Desktop 8.0 for Mac

Platform : Mac OS X
124 customer reviews

Price: £64.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Windows on Mac
  • Seamlessly run Windows on Mac
  • No rebooting required
  • Switch from PC to Mac

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 54 g
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  • ASIN: B008PN3TO8
  • Release Date: 5 Sept. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 810 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is simply the #1 choice of customers worldwide to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side, without rebooting.

Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, even graphics intensive ones, with ease. Enjoy the latest Mountain Lion and Lion features in Windows applications. You can even use Mac OS X Mountain Lion features like Launchpad and Mission Control with your Windows applications, and run Mac OS X Lion as a guest operating system. 

Need more than Windows?  Run Google Chrome, Linux and many other operating system simultaneously.  With Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, you've made the leap to anywhere, anytime, any platform computing.   

Whether you're doing it for love or money, Parallels Desktop 8 unites your Windows and Mac worlds into one harmonious whole.

We've united Mac and Windows. The rest is up to you.

 

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac startup processes

Get started quickly
Quick installation, a user friendly interface and Parallels Wizard set everything up quickly and easily. All the time and money you’ve invested into outfitting your PC, it goes right into your Mac

Mac OS X Mountain Lion support
Experience Mountain Lion's amazing, intuitive features like Launchpad and Mission Control even while running Windows applications

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac on new MacBook Air

Perfect if you're new to Mac – and the new MacBook Air
Start with the familiar look of Windows. Then add more and more of the Mac look, feel and experience to your Windows programs

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Versatility for home, home office and school

Versatile for home, home office and school
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac enables one Mac to handle all of your computing needs.  Run the PC programs your work or school requires and the Mac applications you love

A must-have in the Mac-based business
An office full of Macs can still run the business-critical PC applications that you, your customers and your partners need.  On the go?  The Parallels Mobile App for iPad, iPhones and iPod touch connects you with your Mac for whenever-and-wherever access

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac brings seamless integration on one computer
Whatever your needs are, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance. It’s like your Windows apps were made for your Mac.

 

 

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac feature view 1
  • Use Mac OX Mountain Lion features like Launchpad, Mission Control and Full Screen with your Windows applications.

  • The new Presentation Wizard allows you to easily and beautifully show presentations from your Mac on any external monitor or projector

  • Enjoy Mountain Lion’s new Dictation capabilities in Windows applications

  • Switch from Safari to the same web page in Internet Explorer with a single click when you try to view a page that doesn’t show correctly.

    Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac feature view 2

  • Use your iSight or FaceTime HD camera with your Windows applications.

  • Multi-touch trackpad gestures that allow you to navigate through Windows applications like Mac applications including Mac OS X Lion

  • The Parallels Wizard protects your investment in Windows applications and files, moving everything quickly and easily.

  • Choose up to 1GB of video memory for your most graphically intense Windows programs.

  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac feature view 3

    Support for USB 3.0 devices

  • Access and use your Mac and Windows remotely when you’re on the go with the Parallels Mobile app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, available for purchase in the App Store.

 

It´s ease of use, performance, reliability and stability made Parallels Desktop the #1 choice of customers worldwide. 

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac running Mac and Windows applications side by side seamlessly

            • Seamlessly run Windows and its applications side by side with Mac OS X and its applications on a single Mac.

            • Full Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 support including Aero and Flip 3D support

            • Easily copy and paste and drag and drop formatted text and images between Windows and Mac

            • Just 3 steps and a fresh copy of Windows is installed on your Mac.

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac showing multiple guest OS running side by side
            • Use a wide variety of 3D design programs and games with full DirectX 9.0c/9Ex and Shader Model 3 support

            • Use administrator tools to protect and secure virtual machines

            • Supports import of Boot Camp partition into a Parallels virtual machine

            • Suspend and resume Boot Camp virtual machines

            • Faster and smoother import of VMware and Virtual PC virtual machines

            • Unwind and enjoy your favorite music, games and video with 7.1 Surround Sound

            • Complimentary Mac and Windows security software trial subscriptions from Norton and Kaspersky and online back up and recover from Acronis.

 

Whether you are a home user, a business professional, a student, a passionate gamer or your company plans to work with Mac or already has Mac, with Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac your Windows applications will run like they were made for Mac.

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  • Customer Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Linde B on 19 Dec. 2012
    Parallels is an excellent product that delivers on promise! Moving to a Mac, I was afraid to lose the investments I've made in applications that I use for my study and run on Windows. However, a friend made the same move and told me about Parallels and how satisfied she was with the easy install and the overall performance.
    Now I have best of both worlds (apps wise) and to be honest, Windows runs better with Paralells on a Mac than on traditonal hardware!
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Helpless TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Feb. 2013
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    Yes the product does imperceptibly slow program's down simply because when using the virtualisation software it has to share resources with OSX and Windows at the same time.

    However, if you use a combination of bootcamp and Parallels you can have the best of both worlds. Get hold of an OEM copy of Win 7 and install it with boot camp, it is a simple procedure if you follow the rules. If you are just a Gamer or someone who only uses memory intensive program's then booting into windows is recommended. You will also need to factor in an antivirus for the Windows install.

    If like me you have business software, accounting packages, Microsoft Office Professional and other office software but also likes to play games like Skyrim, using Parallels is ideal accompaniment.

    If I game I boot, if I work I virtualise. The best of both worlds and the worst of none. Parallels 'just' works with a bootcamp partition, when you install it just click on 'with bootcamp etc'.

    The cost of Parallels is insignificant when I consider the amount of money I have saved in not having to buy new software for my Macbook. Until last week I had been a Windows veteran all the way back to Windows 95. I discovered the pleasures of OSX when I took delivery of my new Macbook last Monday.
    Now I really do have the best of both worlds.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Chris K on 25 Jan. 2013
    Ever since I moved to Mac I regret that I haven't done it years ago. I was working on PC laptops for years (not gaming though) and because I work hard, each one of them died just after the warranty expired. I was reluctant to moving to Mac hardware platform, because I work mostly on Windows-only software. But with Parallels I know that my fear was unfounded. Not only does it a great job at running Windows OS, but it also beautifully integrates it with Mac OS X thanks to its Coherence feature - Mac and Windows blend into one and interact flawlessly. I can use web, mail, and all the nifty Mac-only programs and feature and at the same time work on my tools under Windows... but under Mac. The way it all blends together makes my MacBook Pro a super-productive tool now. And what's more, Parallels it's very resources-friently. The overhead is minimal, and additionally my Windows OS goes silently to sleep when it's not needed - freeing even more resources! Now, without Parallels I would be investing even more money in subsequent PC laptops and remain unaware of the beautiful Mac world. This is a must-have for anyone thinking seriously about ones work and aiming at productivity. I'd recommend it to anyone without thinking.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dionysuss on 28 Aug. 2013
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    Every time I get involved with a major hardware or software change I approach it with trepidation. I expect to spend countless hours trying to do what should be a simple task.

    I must say - that the Parallels software is plain incredible. Simple to install and really does do its job.

    Just for information I installed it on a Late 2009 Mac Mini with 8 Gb of RAM.

    A couple of things that I was unsure of (and could not find if it was going to be a problem) was that I had installed Windows 7 on the mac using the Bootcamp Assistant. That was easy to do - to repartition the drive for Windows and install Windows 7 64 bit but I did wonder if I was going to have to remove it to install Parallels. A note on this dual boot Bootcamp installation - I could not get Win 7 to see or access my external 1 TB Drive.

    So I installed Parallels and the process was totally problem free and fast. It gives you a few options for installing Windows - one being to utilise the already installed Windows that Bootcamp had created.

    Once installed it worked like a dream - better than I ever imagined. It accessed my network straight away and Windows could see my external 1 TB drive which it couldn't before.

    Overall I would have given this ten stars if I could - just plain perfect and very fast delivery too. A must have for any one who hates the Mac OSX but loves the hardware as I do - did you know you can't even merge folders' contents on a Mac - the only two options it gives you is to destroy the destination folder and overwrite it or stop; and resizing windows with the only option being the bottom right corner is plain dumb.

    Anyway - this gives you the best of both worlds - I now have em Client (it's windows only) running on the Mac with all my contacts, emails and Calendar - just perfect.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rev. Andy Miller on 2 Oct. 2012
    I've used different programs in the past to help me run essential PC software that friends use. They are PC people - I have always been a confirmed Mac man - since Mac Classic days. I'm now on my third version of Parallels and it has become easier to use and faster as it developes. I would recommend it to any Mac User.
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