From the Manufacturer
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac unites Mac and Windows with powerful performance that 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.