Parallels Launches Apple Boot Camp Rival
Parallels, a Herndon, Va.-based startup, says its Desktop for Mac virtualization software has emerged from beta.Boot Camps rival has officially launched. Parallels, a Herndon, Va.-based startup said June 15 that its Desktop for Mac virtualization software has emerged from beta and is available for $49.99. The software, which allows Intel-based Apple computers to run Windows XP, lets Apple users run Windows XP and Apples OS X at the same time.
Apples Boot Camp software requires a restart in Windows or OS X.
- Run any version of Windows at the same time as Mac OS X at near-native speeds, without dual booting or restarting.
- Use Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, OS/2, eComStation, or MS-DOS programs alongside Mac OS X applications.
- Cut and paste information between Windows and Mac OS X programs.
- Expand a virtual machine to full-screen size on a primary display, or export to a secondary display.
- Cut Windows 2000, 2003 and XP virtual machine hard drive size by 50 percent or more with Parallels Compressor technology.