Here’s a short overview of the new features and enhancements
introduced by this Beta:
New Look and Feel and Improved Usability. Completely redesigned windows
and dialogues to make them even easier and smooth. Too many changes to
describe – just check them out yourselves
Virtual Machines Catalogue. A very useful feature for those having more
than one VM – now all of them are available through centralized VM
catalogue which appears on each Parallels Desktop for Mac instance start in
case you have more than one VM
One-click Virtual Machine Aliases:
Automatically created by OS installation assistant or by drag-and-drop
from title bar pressing Command-Option keys combination
Clicking on Alias automatically starts the Virtual Machine
Shutting down the VM automatically closes Parallels Desktop for Mac
Resizable Main Window. Resize Parallels Desktop for Mac main window as you
do with any other Mac application
Auto-Adjusting Screen Resolution. Your Windows auto-adjusts the screen
resolution to the actual Main Window size.
Drag and Drop files and folders between Windows and Mac. A long awaited
feature that lets you seamlessly drag and drop files and folders from
Windows to Mac OS X and vice versa.
Read/Write BootCamp partition. Since this build, an Apple Boot Camp
partition with Windows XP installed could be used as a virtual HDD for
Parallels Desktop for Mac.
Boot from BootCamp partition. Another long awaited feature that lets you
boot your 32-bit Windows XP residing on Boot Camp partition directly in
Parallels Desktop for Mac. IMPRORTANT! You need to boot in your Windows XP
natively through Boot Camp and install Parallels Tools for Boot Camp package
in it before your first boot in Parallels Desktop for Mac. NOTE! It is not
possible to suspend Virtual Machine connected to Boot Camp for integrity
reasons. NOTE! Running Boot Camp in Virtual Machine will need to reactivate
your Windows XP installation.
Parallels Transporter Beta bundled. Migrate your Windows PC, VMware or
Virtual PC VMs to Parallels virtual machines. Please visit Parallels
Transporter forum for details.
Coherency. Shows Windows applications as if they were Mac ones. Try it and
enjoy best of both worlds truly at the same time. No more switching between
Windows to Mac OS.
Improved graphic performance. Up to 50% on different applications.
Connect/disconnect USB devices schema improved. No more “wait 5-10
seconds” message on USB device connecting to Parallels Desktop for Mac.
Up to 5 Virtual NICs. Now Virtual Machine can have up to five virtual
Enhanced Shared Networking Mode. Run Cisco VPN and many other complicated
networking applications in conjunction with Connection Sharing Mode.
Switch between networking modes on-the-fly. Switch networking modes while
the virtual machine is running.
Transparent mapping of Command-AZXCV key combinations. Now you can also
use Mac copy/paste key combinations in Windows.
Power On/Power Off/Suspend/Resume/Pause animation. Just try and see. :)
We’re very interested in your feedback about the feature.
Shared folders configuration on-the-fly. Add/remove/configure shared
folders on-the-fly via menu or Status Bar icon without the need to stop your
Drag and Drop CD/FDD images and folders to the Parallels Desktop
statusbar. Just drag and drop CD or floppy image you want to connect or Mac
folder you want to share onto a respective statusbar icon.
And dozens of other not that evident enhancements.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Shareware Version: 3036 beta Size: 32.9MB Works on: Mac OS X