Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac
Mac is a powerful machine but it does have limitations that can be improved with a variety of Window programs. With the latest Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, Mac users will have the best of both worlds, able to harness the sophisticated features of Mac while utilising the strengths of Windows.
Use Windows and Mac Simultaneously
Unlike dual-boot solutions that require users to completely reboot OS X and go through a full OS startup cycle to utilise a Windows program, this latest product from Parallels enables users to harness programs from both operating systems without the need to shut down either of them. This virtualisation solution runs a wide array of operating systems including Linux, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, among others; ensuring that users will have the full power of a PC right at their fingertips. Users can now use programs such as Access and Outlook and toggle with ease between the work they are doing on their Mac apps and the Windows programs they need.
Cortana – Windows Virtual Assistant
A prime example of this function is a Siri-like function in the form of Cortana, Window’s virtual assistant. While Siri is one of the best features for both iPhone and iPad, it only runs on iOS and not on OS X. With Parallels Desktop 11, Mac users can call on Cortana while they are working on other tasks so they can focus on boosting productivity. For instance, while working on Apple’s Pages word processor, users can call on Cortana to schedule a meeting or send messages without missing a beat on the document they are working on.
With Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, you will be able to harness a virtualisation solution that allows you to seamlessly run Windows programs on your Mac – without the need to reboot.
Processor: Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core M or Xeon
Memory: 4GB minimum (8GB ideal)
Operating System: OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 or later, OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
32-bit OS for virtual machines: all Windows versions, Red Hat Enterprise, Fedora Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS Linux, Debian Linux, Suse Linux Enterprise, OpenSUSE Linux, Linux Mint, Mageia, Solaris, FreeBSD, OS/2 Warp, eComStation 2.x, 1.2, Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x, Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x, Android OS, Chrome OS
64-bit OS for virtual machines: Windows XP Professional SP2 and above, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS Linux, Debian Linux, Suse Linux Enterprise Server, OpenSUSE Linux, Linux Mint, Mageia, FreeBSD, OS X Yosemite 10.10.x, OS X Mavericks 10.9.x, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x, OS X Lion 10.7.x, OS X Lion Server 10.7.x, Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x, Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x