History[ edit ] Released on June 15, , it was the first software product to bring mainstream virtualization to Macintosh computers utilizing the Apple—Intel architecture earlier software products ran PC software in an emulated environment. Parallels agreed: Each virtual machine thus operates identically to a standalone computer, with virtually all the resources of a physical computer. For example, a running virtual machine can be stopped, copied to another physical computer, and restarted.
Jan 26, - I tested Parallels Desktop 5 by using it to install Windows XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate (both bit and bit versions), and Ubuntu Linux Nov 4, - “Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows and Mac OS X side-by-side, drag-and-drop your files between operating. Jump to References - This version brought the ability for users with a Windows XP installation to upgrade to Windows Vista from within the VM environment. A new Stable release: / August 13, ; 6 mont.
Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac