Parallels just updated Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac to make it simple to download and automatically install Windows 8 Release Preview from the Parallels New Virtual Machine Wizard. Parallels offers a safe and easy way to test out the latest iteration of Windows 8 on a virtual machine, letting users check out the new Metro Tile Start Screen and Internet Explorer 10 while protecting their Mac from any bugs that can occur with non-final versions of software.
Parallels Desktop for Mac, the No. 1-selling software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting, enables software, mobile and Web developers to safely and simultaneously test a variety of operating systems as guests, as well as develop and test applications on them without risking their development machines. Examples include:
• Mountain Lion Developer Preview
• Windows 7
• Windows 8 Release Preview
• OS X Lion as a guest
• Google Chrome OS
Current Parallels Desktop 7 users can get the update by selecting the Parallels Desktop menu and clicking Check for Updates.
A free trial of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is available for download here.