[MacOS] Parallels Desktop 5 Released

The virtualizing software Parallels Desktop has been updated to version 5. Besides performance optimization and 3d performance boost, the integration of a Microsoft Windows operating system into the Mac environment has been significantly improved.

Parallels Desktop 5 features:

  • integration of Apple trackpad gestures (like horizontal scrolling) into the Windows guest operating system
  • copy and paste of texts and layouts between the operating systems
  • Mac look for Windows guest programs

Parallels Desktop 5 is available in German, English, French and Spanish. With more languages like Chinese, Japanese and Russian to come soon.

It will come bundled with

  • 1-year free Parallels Internet Security 2009 by Kasperky
  • Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 and
  • Acronis True Image Home 11

The full version costs about €80, an update is available for €50. And customers who bought Parallels Desktop after October 1st, 2009 are entitled for a free upgrade.

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