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Parallels Desktop 6 Build 6.0.11822 (Revision 604190) (English)

Parallels Desktop 6 Build 6.0.11822 (Revision 604190) (English)

Parallels Desktop 6 Build 6.0.11822 (Revision 604190) (English) | Mac Os X | 206 MB

Parallels Desktop® 6 for Mac scores big with additions and enhancements that cover everything from enhanced 3D graphics to making it simple to find your Windows applications using Spotlight. With over 80 new and improved features, including speed 40% above the previous version, it’s never been simpler to run Windows applications on your Mac. And we've got something special for you that we can't talk about until Sept 14.

Enjoy the best performance on the market

New! Take advantage of all your Mac’s power with an all-new 64-bit engine
New! Immerse yourself in games, music and videos with 5.1 Surround Sound
Enhanced! Smoother import of VMware, Virtual PC virtual machines and Boot Camp partitions
Enhanced! Improved network, hard drive and Transporter performance
Free! Includes complimentary Mac and Windows Anti-Virus from Kaspersky

Run thousands of Windows applications at lightning speed on your Mac

Enhanced! Find Windows programs faster with Spotlight integration
Enhanced! Launch Windows 2x faster than other solutions
Enhanced! Enhanced 3D graphics that are 40% better than previous versions

Create your own custom blend of Mac and Windows

New! Extend Mac OS X Parental Controls to Windows applications
New! Use OS X keyboard shortcuts to make Windows applications work the way you do
New! Choose how much Mac and Windows you want with simple profiles when setting up a new virtual machine
Enhanced! Enjoy better control by managing Windows through Spaces and Exposé


Tests have proven Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac to be heads and shoulders above the competition.**

Parallels Desktop 6 boots Windows more than 2x faster than Fusion 3.1.
Parallels Desktop 6 scores more than 2x better on 3D graphics
Parallels Desktop 6 works with files on a USB drive faster than Fusion 3.1
Parallels Desktop 6 works with files on a network faster than Fusion 3.1
Parallels Desktop 6 works with shared folders faster than Fusion 3.1

New build! New revision!

WHAT'S NEW
Version 6.0.11822.604190:
Performance
Improved overall performance.
Reduced CPU usage and improved battery life.
64-bit virtual machine process for improved performance of virtual machines, especially of those with more than 1 GB of memory.
Improved 3D performance
up to 80% faster than in Parallels Desktop 5.
Improved disk I/O performance
up to 35% faster Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP virtual machines than in Parallels Desktop 5.
Shared Folders perform two times faster.
Faster Windows startup and shutdown.
Reduced time for resuming paused and suspended virtual machines on Macs with powerful configurations.
Extended support for new Macs with Intel i5 and i7 CPUs.
Better performance of Linux in virtual machines.
Faster Parallels Tools installation.
Virtual Devices
Support for IPv6, the next-generation version of the Internet Protocol, in shared, bridged and host-only networking.
Support for the Intel Pro/1000 (e1000) network interface for faster network performance and compatibility.
Intel AES-NI support for virtual machines running on Macs with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.
Virtual SATA interface support for hard disk drives of newly created virtual machines.
Virtual SATA interface support for CD/DVD drives of virtual machines.
Using SATA emulation for hard drive connectivity in Boot Camp virtual machines instead of changing a SATA drive to an IDE drive.
Virtual USB mouse for smooth transition between Mac and the virtual machine even when Parallels Tools are not installed.
Better handling of keyboard indicator lights when working in Mac OS and the virtual machine.
Improved handling of keyboard modifiers and system shortcuts when working in Mac OS and the virtual machine.
Security
Dual antivirus protection included: complimentary antivirus software subscription is now available for both Windows and Mac.
Virtual machine encryption using the AES algorithm for better security of your data (empowered by Intel AES-NI hardware support on i5 and i7 CPUs).
Virtual CPU now supports NX bit (No eXecute), which allows enabling Data Execution Prevention (DEP) in Windows.
Mac OS Parental Controls are automatically applied to the virtual machine for managing children’s computer usage. Any restrictions set for Mac OS will be also enforced in the virtual machine as well.
New Guest Operating Systems
Ubuntu 10.04
Fedora 13
Open SUSE 11.3
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core
Windows Server 2008 Core
Video
80% faster 3D graphics in the Coherence, Full Screen, and Window modes.
Enhanced DirectX 9 support for better gaming experience.
Support for OpenGL extensions available in Mac OS X v10.6.4 Snow Leopard.
Support for Xorg 1.8 in Linux virtual machines, including Fedora 13 and Open SUSE 11.3.
Fixed OpenGL support in Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machines.
Sound
Immerse yourself in games, movies, and music with surround sound 5.1 support for Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista: use any external surround sound 5.1 USB or FireWire devices simultaneously in your Mac and the virtual machine.
Enhanced Appearance
Improved user interface and new look and feel.
Preferences dialog has been simplified and now fully conforms to the Mac OS style: no OK or Cancel buttons
all changes are applied on the fly.
Virtual machine configuration dialog has been simplified and redesigned according to the Mac OS Preferences style.
New Virtual Machine assistant is now easier to use.
Redesigned USB connection dialog makes connecting USB devices simpler than ever.
Improved animation when switching between the Coherence, Full Screen, and Window modes.
Refined user interface with Quartz animation disabled.
Enhanced Activation and Registration dialogs.
Enhanced Logic
Boot Camp virtual machines can now be suspended and then resumed.
SmartGuard now has a backup mode that optimizes the virtual machine for Time Machine backups.
Import of third-party virtual machines has been integrated into the main application: now it’s available through the File > Open menu.
Parallels Image Tool has been integrated into the main application: now all its functions are available in the Virtual Machine Configuration dialog.
Parallels Transporter is now accessible through the "Import Virtual Machines" option on the Welcome Screen or the File > Import menu.
Choose the level of integration between Windows and Mac by choosing the "Like a Mac" or "Like a PC" option when creating a new Windows virtual machine.
Open your Windows applications without seeing Parallels Desktop interface elements even when your virtual machine is powered off.
Shut down Windows and its applications in Coherence without seeing Parallels Desktop interface elements.
Automatic generation of support code for easier access to Parallels Support.
Keyboard shortcut (F6 or Fn + F6) for hiding/showing Parallels Desktop and all its windows.
Improved support for Boot Camp partitions using multiple disks.
Automatic SmartGuard snapshots taken after a timeout if the user does not respond to the prompts.
Improved active screen corners behavior in Full Screen mode.
Scaling of the virtual machine screen when its window is resized, if Parallels Tools are not installed or inactive.
Windows applications can be set as the default applications for handling CDs and DVDs inserted into the Mac.
The Num Lock key was added to the Send Keys menu.
Enhanced Windows Applications Handling
Access to Windows applications from anywhere in the world with the help of Parallels Mobile for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Windows Applications folders in the Dock now contain “My computer”, “Control Panel” and other useful shortcuts that are usually present in the Windows Start menu.
Applications icons in the Windows Applications folders are no longer marked with black arrows.
Windows Applications folders don't reappear in the Dock after you remove them manually.
Spotlight search support for Windows applications.
Progress for downloads and other operations is now displayed on the Windows 7 applications icons in the Dock.
Windows 7 Jump Lists are supported for Windows applications in the Dock: view your recent documents by right-clicking the application icon in the Dock.
Grouping of all windows of a single Windows application under the same application icon in the Dock.
Windows applications icons can be configured not to appear in the Dock using the "Show icons in Dock" option in the virtual machine configuration.
Enhanced Coherence
Improved graphics performance in Coherence and enhanced compatibility with 3D applications.
Improved logic of Crystal and Coherence view modes. Now Crystal mode is an extension for Coherence.
Arrow icon in the Mac menu bar for customizing Windows tray icons in Coherence.
Mac OS shortcuts (Cmd+W, Cmd+Q, Cmd+~, Cmd+M, Cmd+H, Cmd +Alt+H) can be used to manage Windows applications when using Coherence with enabled Crystal mode.
"Formatted text" and "Shared Clipboard" options can now be disabled via the Virtual Machine Configuration dialog.
Switcher Focused Features
Simplified and improved Parallels Transporter user interface.
“Like a Mac” migration option that allows you to transfer your documents, photos, and music from PC to the corresponding folders on your Mac.
Migration of the Internet bookmarks and settings from Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome on PC to the default browser on the Mac.
Supports import of Boot Camp partition into a Parallels virtual machine.
Windows automatic login support for enhanced switcher experience.
Automatic firewall detection during the migration from PC to Mac.
Supports import of Virtual Box 3.1.2 and 3.1.4 virtual machines.
Faster and smoother import of VMware, Virtual PC, and VirtualBox virtual machines.