“Making the switch from Windows to Mac isn’t as hard as you might think. That’s because there are great options for using Windows software on your Mac through Apple’s Boot Camp and other third-party virtualization software,” Jason Parker reports for CNET.
Yesterday, “Parallels Desktop got a major update adding features to make switching to a different operating system even more seamless,” Parker reports. “There’s also an upgraded mobile version for iOS you can use to remotely control your virtual environments from your phone.”
Parker reports, “Parallels Desktop has always been a great way to switch seamlessly between operating systems without the need to reboot your Mac. But with this new version [Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac], regardless of which system you’re running at the time, when you open a file type that’s for another operating system, Parallels Desktop automatically recognizes the file type and launches it in its native OS for you… Windows users who are switching to Mac will especially appreciate onscreen guidance for working in Lion, and premade intro videos that make it easy to get started using a Mac right away.”
Read more in the full article here.
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