Parallels Desktop for Mac emerges from beta

Among the new features of Parallels Desktop for Mac, Coherence stands out, a feature that allows Windows applications to function in the same way as Mac applications do (that is, integrated into the Finder), being accessible also from the Mac’s Dock OS X. A new migration tool called Transporter is also included. This tool allows you to copy settings, applications, files and profiles to a new Parallels virtual machine, thus avoiding the need to reinstall Windows. Transporter also works with VMware Workstation and Microsoft Virtual PC (on PowerPC-based Macs).

Another new feature of Parallels Desktop for Mac is support for USB 2.0 devices, including external hard drives, printers, and scanners that run at full speed.

One of the most important changes in Parallels Desktop for Mac is the ability to work with existing Bot Camp partitions as virtual machines. This means that you do not need to install Windows twice on Macs that require Boot Camp some times and Parallels others.

Parallels Desktop has a license price of EUR 79.99.