Parallels Releases Official Update for Desktop for Mac

Beta goes Final with Free, Automatic Update – works on any Mac with any
Memory Configuration, Enables Guest OS support for Windows Vista

RENTON, WA. – October 11, 2006 – Following several weeks of beta testing,
Parallels today released the Official Update of Parallels Desktop for Mac,
the first solution enabling users to run Windows, Linux and OS X
simultaneously on any Intel-powered Mac – without re-booting.

The Official Update, which is free for all Parallels Desktop users,
includes a number of important, performance-enhancing features, including:

* Full support for new quad-processor Mac Pro towers and Core 2 Duo Macs
with any memory configuration

* Guest OS support for Microsoft Vista Beta1, Beta2, and RC1

* Host OS support for developer builds of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”

* Better USB support, including support for webcams and Windows Mobile 5

* A hard disk caching tool that improves OS X performance when running

* Improved sound and video quality in virtual machines

A full list of improvements and new features is available at

“This Official Update offers complete compatibility with any Intel-Mac with
any memory configuration, includes support for Windows Vista, and adds a
number of important enhancements for sound, video, and USB support, as well
as overall performance for both the host Mac and guest Windows machines”
said Benjamin Rudolph, Marketing Manager, Parallels. “We value the user
feedback that has helped us deliver the best solution for running Windows
on Macs.”

Users who have Parallels Desktop auto-update enabled will receive the
Official Update automatically. Users who do not have auto-update enabled
can manually download the update by clicking “Check for Updates” in the
“Help” tab of the Parallels menu bar, or download the new build directly
from the Parallels Download Center at

Active Parallels Desktop users should note that upgrading to the Official
Update will not require a re-install of any guest operating systems or any
applications. After upgrading, users should re-install Parallels Tools.

New users are welcome to download and evaluate a free 15-day trial version
of Parallels Desktop at (
Full versions of the product can be purchased at
(, or in any Apple Store, Staples,
Office Depot, Micro Center, Fry`s Electronics, or CompUSA location. The
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for Parallels Desktop is $79.99.

About Parallels

Parallels is a server and workstation virtualization solutions company
committed to building powerful, user-friendly, cost-effective products that
can be used by any Windows, Linux or Mac user to improve efficiency, lower
hardware costs, and reduce operating expenses. The company`s products all
feature hypervisor technology for strong, stable virtual machines, and an
intuitive web-like interface that facilitates quick set-up and usage.
Additionally, every Parallels solution fully supports Intel Virtualization
Technology, which is optimized to provide superior virtual machine
performance. The company is rapidly growing and employs a global team of
experienced technical and business professionals. For more information,
please visit (