Guest blog by Paul Christopher Nathaniel, Parallels Support Team Applications like QuickBooks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, Photoshop, and 3-D games are all critical for certain groups of our users. Many of us rely on them every single day. Each application has its own system requirements and from time to time, the settings have to be […]
Guest blog by Manoj Raghu, Parallels Support Team In previous blogs, we talked about setting up your Windows virtual machine, tuning it and using advanced functionality. Now let’s take a look at installing Windows-based programs in a Parallels Desktop VM. Although this process is pretty similar to installing programs on a PC, there are a […]
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This blog post is being reprinted with permission from the original author, Carl Franklin. We are extremely excited and pleased to get to share his post as a special guest blog this week! Read on to learn about his experience choosing and using Parallels Desktop on his MacBook Pro. I went searching for the ultimate developer machine […]
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A life-long PC user may view making the switch to Mac as intimidating. Believe it or not, this anxiety-ridden transition can actually be pretty easy! All you need to ensure success with your new Mac are these shortcuts: Still need Windows? Parallels Desktop is perfect for you. (Bonus: you can start a free trial right now.) […]
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Featured image courtesy of Roxio. One of the most frustrating things about a lot of video applications out there is that they only do one thing. Shouldn’t there be a video conversion tool that also allows video capture? Or a tool that lets you record and then burn it to Blu-Ray disc when you’re done? So many of the […]
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Have you ever wondered if you could use Parallels Desktop to run CAD (computer-aided design) software? You can! In fact, Parallels recently interviewed Seattle-based designer Jon Ellison, who uses SolidWorks—a widely used, Windows-based solid modeling CAD software—in conjunction with Parallels Desktop every day on his Mac: Parallels: Hello Jon! What do you use SolidWorks for? […]
Guest blog by Dhruba Jyoti Das, Parallels Support Team Your home may be packed with more than one Mac plus other devices, but if you’re like a lot of other households, you have a central “family” Mac. This is the computer located in a high-traffic area such as the living room, kitchen, etc. Each family member […]
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I have to come clean and admit something really embarrassing—even though I’ve been a Parallels Desktop user for almost a year now, I just got into using Coherence mode. I know, I know—what was I waiting for? Honestly, I don’t know. I think I had just gotten used to viewing my virtual machine in full […]
If you don’t already own a Mac, it’s time to make the switch. Here are our ten reasons for immediate Apple adoption—and not a single one mentions owning one just because they’re “cool” (which, to be honest, they just are): 1. Hardware, meet software. While Microsoft only makes the software for machines manufactured by Dell, […]
Guest blog by Dhruba Jyoti Das, Parallels Support Team I’m sure many users have encountered the following scenario after successfully installing Parallels Desktop for the first time—they buy a digital copy of Windows from Microsoft and…find out they can only use an .iso image or a CD to install Windows on Parallels Desktop. Sound familiar? If so, read on […]
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