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Category: Other Software

End of the Mac vs PC battle? - Parallels Desktop for Mac creates a bond for Windows and Mac users.

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Press Release: Parallels Desktop from Avanquest
Avanquest, a global creator and third party publisher of PC and Macintosh software have launched Parallels Desktop for Mac - the software that lets you run Windows and Mac applications side by side on a Mac with no reboot required. Quick to install, the software costs £39.99 and is available now from Computer Warehouse by visiting their website.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is the only product that gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and its applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Apple Mac without having to reboot.

This new software means that Windows users who’ve always admired the look of the Mac range can now go out and buy one without having to adapt to a whole new operating system. Similarly, Mac owners who have been unable to run the windows applications they need to use for their work or their kids’ homework, can now do so. You can even cut and paste and drag and drop between different Mac and Windows applications.

Sarah Atter, Apple Business Development Manager at Avanquest UK, said: “We believe that Parallels Desktop for Mac is the product that computer users everywhere have been waiting for. Our software bridges the gap that previously kept Mac and Windows from working together effectively. The battle of the Mac vs PC could be over.”

Transferring from your old Windows computer to your new Mac is easy – you simply connect the two machines with a network cable and run the Transporter software that comes with Parallels. Transporter will migrate all of your applications and data into Parallels Desktop.

About Avanquest
Avanquest UK is part of Avanquest Software, a global developer and leading publisher of best-selling personal and professional PC and Macintosh software, ranging from security, office productivity through to communications and mobility worldwide. A recognised leader with innovative solutions for all sectors, Avanquest also represents the communications, utilities and multimedia market. Avanquest and Computer Warehouse are ideal partners with immense synergy in today’s retail market and are working together to grow potential for the future. 

About Computer Warehouse
Celebrating 20 years of successful trading, the multi-award winning Computer Warehouse Group divides its professional services between Audio, Video, Creative, Education, Apple Macintosh and PC computer sales, available directly in-store, by phone and online. Computer Warehouse is a multi-media environment, supporting the world's leading products, platforms, hardware and software throughout the UK. We hold, amongst many other accreditations, Apple Solution Experts status for Audio, Video and Education.

 



Additional information on Avanquest Software is available at the Avanquest website.

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ChrisGill
ChrisGill  834 forum posts
30 May 2007 - 8:20 AM

What about viruses?

Will the mac be attacked by windows viruses?

What Windows operating system does it use if any?

Chris Gill

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walkerr
walkerr  11
30 May 2007 - 1:25 PM

"Parallels Desktop for Mac is the only product that gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and its applications at the same time"

From where I'm sitting someone in these guys PR dept needs to check their facts. Microsoft may have chosen not take Virtual PC to the Intel platform, but it doesn't mean this is the only game in town:

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/mac.html

It's been on the market some time, ok Mac OSX may be a more recent additions for them

I'm sure this is a fine product - but the "only" claim doesn't really do them any credit

Last Modified By Dave at 30 May 2007 - 1:29 PM
timiano
timiano  9894 forum posts United Kingdom
30 May 2007 - 5:18 PM

But

VMWare requires a guest Windows OS running as a VM to use Windows applications. This piece of software allows you to run Win32 binaries from within the OS.

mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
31 May 2007 - 6:56 AM


Quote: VMWare requires a guest Windows OS running as a VM to use Windows applications. This piece of software allows you to run Win32 binaries from within the OS.

Parallels is "virtualization" as well. In fact it looks a bit like VMWare in many respects. (I have used VMWare on PC for years) As such, it runs the Windows virtual machine inside a self contained OS X file - so any Windows virus won't spread onto OS X.... but you'll need antivirus for both all the same!
It doesn't say explicitly, but I reckon you're going to need a Windows license to run it (they also mention running various flavours of Linux etc). It does allow the running of an XP Bootcamp partition inside OS X.
Matt

walkerr
walkerr  11
31 May 2007 - 10:48 AM

Sorry guys - read the linked article.

VMWare now supports Mac OSX as the guest operating system - hence the "only" claim by Parallels is spurious.

I don't have experience of using VMWare's offering on Mac - it's always been very good for me on PC though. So Parallels may be better. But it isn't the "only" offering.

Last Modified By Dave at 31 May 2007 - 10:49 AM
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