Parallels Desktop 7 adds Lion integration

Parallels Desktop 7 adds Lion integration

Windows apps in Launchpad

If you want to run Windows on your Mac you can either dual boot with Mac OS via Bootcamp or run Windows in a virtual environment. I have been using VMware Fusion since I got a Mac and found that it works pretty well for most Windows apps including Windows Media Center. The other option is Parallels Desktop which has just been updated. Version 7 adds Lion integration including Mission Control for Windows programs so Windows application can be launched the same way as native apps. There is also a Parallels Mobile App, copy-and-paste, stream audio, and access your Mac and Windows programs with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Full details bellow:

Windows Apps folder in the Lion Dock

Coherence desktop

 

Run Windows applications like they were made for your Mac. Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac takes advantage of Mac OS X Lion’s great features and applies them to Windows programs, like support for Launchpad and Mission Control.

With over 90 new and enhanced features, this latest version makes your Windows applications feel like they were made for Mac. The result? A more intuitive and powerful way to use Windows and Mac side-by-side in a seamless user experience.

Enjoy the best performance on the market

New! Lion integration and support, including Launchpad and Mission Control for Windows programs
New! Shared iSight and FaceTime HD cameras in both Windows and Mac applications
New! Lion as a guest OS
Enhanced! Up to 1 GB of video memory, for ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings
Enhanced! With the new Parallels Mobile App, copy-and-paste, enjoy audio, and access your Mac and Windows programs with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Run thousands of Windows applications at lightning speed on your Mac

Enhanced! Increased graphics performance: up to 45% faster for 3D graphics compared to previous versions
Enhanced! Start, stop and resume Windows more quickly, as much as 60 %, every time you launch Windows
Enhanced! When copying files within Windows, Parallels Desktop 7 outperforms its competitor by 120 %

Access your Windows programs and Mac applications while on the go with the new Parallels Mobile App

Parallels Mobile running on the iPad and the iPhone, connected to Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac running Windows 7

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