About a week ago I let you know that our Mac Pro compatible version was coming in a few days. Well, its here…and its got some really great new features!
First and foremost, this build offers full compatibility with Mac Pro towers running with up to 3.5GB of RAM (NOTE: You can run Parallels on Mac Pros with 4GB of RAM, but we recommend 3.5…more on that later). Thank you to all of the Mac Pro users out there who waited patiently (some more patiently than others) while we got this working.
Second, we’ve added support for the developer builds of OS X Leopard, which as most of you know is the next generation of OS X, due to launch sometime next year. This means that you can run Parallels on any Intel Mac running OS X Tiger or OS X Leopard…it does NOT mean that you can run OS X in a virtual machine (sorry guys!).
Third, you can now run Windows Vista Beta as a guest OS! I originally promised this to you around the end of the year, but our developers came through big time and we’re giving it to you ahead of schedule. Support for Vista is experimental, so you may run into some device and driver issues, but you can get Vista running and start tinkering with it in a safe virtual environment. If you do run into an issue with Vista, let us know by filling out our support web form.
There’s a bunch of other stuff in the Update RC, but those are the big three. You can get the full list of features, fixes and upgrades at the Update RC main page.
Ready to give it a try? Get the Update RC at the Parallels Desktop download page!
NOTES ON INSTALLING THE UPDATE RC:
- If you’re new to Parallels Desktop for Mac: you can start using improved Parallels Desktop for Mac by downloading and installing the RC on a «clean» machine. Click here to get a free 15-days trial!
- If you already have your copy of Parallels Desktop for Mac: Updating your build is easy. Just download the Update RC file and install it over your existing version.
- You will NOT need to reinstall any guest OS or any applications when you update your Parallels Desktop for Mac.
- Don’t forget to update Parallels Tools after installing Update RC!