Windows can eventually be used from the iPad. Users of Parallels Desktop 6 can seamlessly logon their Windows virtual appliance from the iPad. The required iPad app “Parallels Mobile” can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store (get it here). In the meantime check their vid:
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.