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PARALLELS INC Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
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- Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is the world’s most powerful solution for running Windows and Mac OS X applications on a Mac, side-by-side- without rebooting
- Run Windows 8, 7 and XP apps like they were made for a Mac while enjoying Mac gestures and features like Dictation in Windows apps
- Transfer everything you need from your PC- applications, documents, games, photo’s, music, etc and even Internet browser favorites- directly to your Mac
- Easily drag and drop and copy and paste between Mac and Windows applications
- Sync iCloud, SkyDrive, DropBox, etc without duplication of files locally
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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is simply the #1 choice of customers worldwide to seamlessly run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting. Powerful performance lets you run day-to-day Windows productivity applications with ease. . Run even the most graphic-intensive Windows programs and the most powerful cross-platform Windows development tools side-by-side without compromise. Use Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Access, OneNote and other applications not available on the Mac. If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows experience on your Mac. If you love the Mac OS interface, make Windows invisible. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side without compromising performance. Parallels Desktop 9 even brings Mac OS X features like Launchpad and Dictation to Windows apps and is compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), OS X Lion (10.7.5), OS X Lion (10.6.4), and OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8). In addition to Windows 8, other OSs can also run in Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, and Google Chrome OS. Sync iCloud, SkyDrive, Dropbox, etc., without unnecessary duplication of files locally. Worried about connecting to your network? Parallels Desktop also provides two modes for flexibility with different networking environments. No wonder Parallels Desktop has been the #1 solution for more than 7 years.
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I want a refund. This is way too much trouble for me to use. I have Windows 7 on Boot Camp that I installed with Apple's help when I first bought my new iMac. This program makes me uncomfortable and I don't like what it has done to my beautiful Mac. How do I go about getting a refund? Thank-you. Kathleen Hebert
1 If you sleep the laptop by closing the lid, Windows often does not sleep and flattens your battery, in the best case or in the worst case flattens your battery and will not allow your mac to restart (solvable with a clearing of PR Ram)
How to clear PR Ram - [...]
2 If you use some apps (usually proprietary) you need to run windows on native resolution. I ave great eyesight but at 2500/1500 it gets a little small on a 13 inch retina
Other than that it is a really good piece of kit that is essential if your life/work place is still not in the 21st century in terms of software.
My first experience upon installing Parallels 9 was the loss of wireless internet connectivity, though for a while I could connect via ethernet.
After almost 2 days of troubleshooting the problem, I thought I corrected the problem, only to find that on rebooting the system I now had NO connectivity at all, as well as several other issues.
Reinstalling from backup failed to resolve any of the issues as it seem Parallels messes with some low level hardware settings.
Reimaging the OS from the recovery partition had no effect.
Finally dug out my original OS DVD's for Leopard and installed that. Success!
A restore from a pre-Parallels backup returned my system to normal.
I have 30+ year of IT experience and it still took me 5 solid days to undo the damage simply installing this product caused, and I never actually ran it.
I will never, ever let another Parallels product on any system I own.
This product was relatively easy to install on my rMBP, along with Windows 7. It works flawlessly, with one annoying exception.
GLITCH with PRINTING
I purchased this product for one reason: to run certain proprietary software an hour a day that requires Windows. Originally I was unable to print. Tech support eventually solved this. Problem is, each morning when I open Windows, I have to reset the default printer to the Parallels virtual printer. When I exit out of Parallels, the default printer check mark shifts to a grayed-out printer icon. Apparently there's no way to fix this.
PARALLELS' PRODUCT SUPPORT
I give them a B plus. I called, and after 15 minutes was speaking with a tech. They're located in Manilla, Philippines. He was pleasant enough, but not especially adept at dealing with new issues. It was I who suggested we re-download the printer driver, and later, that we reboot the computer. This was needed, but didn't solve the issue. To his credit, he was able to take it from there. However, I wasn't thrilled that he was all too willing to quickly settle for the work-around. I cajole him to try other things, which he did, but they proved futile anyway.
I'm thinking I should have gone with Windows 8.1, rather than 7; and that this would have prevented the problem, since my printer is new. I may try upgrading, even thought I despise navigating in 8.1. But I really don't spend much time in Windows, and once there, don't need to navigate much.
BETTER THAN BOOT CAMP
The glitch does bug me a bit, given that I've spent over $4,000 on new hardware and software. However, resetting the default printer once a day is easier than re-booting in Boot Camp. So buying Parallels was the right move.