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Parallels Desktop 10

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Latest version:
10.1.1 11/11/14
Last month's downloads:
361.4 MB

Parallels Desktop 10 is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Processor: Intel Core 2 MHz
Memory: 1 GB 2 GB
Free space: 16 GB
Registration: Free registration: Publisher's website
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Only available for 14-day trial.

Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Speak, dont type - Use the new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Dictation tool across both Windows and Mac environments
  • Open in Internet Explorer - When a website doesnt render well within Safari, launch it in Internet Explorer with a click of a button
  • Parallels Wizard - Download and automatically install Windows or other operating systems (OSes) including Google Chrome OS, Ubuntu and Android on your Mac.
  • Windows apps on OS X Launchpad - Add Windows applications to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or Lion Launchpad to quickly launch Mac and Windows applications used most
  • Consolidated notifications - Integration of Windows notifications into the Mac OS X Notification Center makes it easy to stay updated on Windows virtual machine operations
  • Mountain Lion gestures for Windows apps - Enjoy seamless integration of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion gestures with Windows apps such as pinch to zoom, Mission Control, three-finger drag, swipe between full-screen apps, two-finger scroll, Launchpad and rotate
  • Retina display support - Enjoy stunning Retina display resolution in Windows OS and Windows applications to see crisper fonts, vivid photos, images and animations
  • Improved Parallels Desktop 8 performance - Up to 30 percent faster for input/output (I/O) operations, 30 percent faster for games and up to 25 percent faster for virtual machine operations such as boot, suspend, shutdown and resume, when compared to Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac


Please note: Parallels 8 is a $49.99 upgrade for customers who purchased a previous version before July 24, 2012.

Review last updated: 05/11/14

  • Very easy to set up
  • Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X
  • Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment
  • Latest version is faster than ever
  • Use Windows apps from your Dock
  • Now allows access from mobile devices
  • Uses speech recognition in OS X
  • Puts Windows apps into Dock
  • Integrated with iCloud
  • Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp
  • Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work
  • Leaves components behind after uninstall

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