As of january 4th, 2008 Parallels released Parallels Desktop 4.0 . It now comes with a bunch of new functions like:
- Experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as host operating system
- Experimental support for Microsoft Windows 7 as guest operating system
- DirectX 9 + shader model 2 supported
- faster suspending and resuming of virtual machines
- virtual mounting of CD/DVD drives from remote Mac computers thus allowing to install Microsoft Windows on a Mac Book Air by having the Windows CD inserted on an iMac
- improved CPU usage thus longer battery running time
Parallels Desktop also includes Parallels Internet Security (which is in fact Kaspersky Internet Security) and Acronis True Image Home – both for Microsoft Windows.