“Parallels announced the tenth version of Parallels Desktop for the Mac. The new version goes further where version 9 stopped,” IT Enquirer reports. “There is more integration with OS X, almost completely blurring the line between the two with a ‘Reveal in Windows’ context menu option, the ability to share with Mac native sharing features and ‘iMessage’ from within Windows and have the Mac Dock show an ‘unread email’ indicator for the Windows version of Microsoft Outlook.”
“When running Windows 8 virtual machines, the integration between the two systems is as seamless as it will get,” IT Enquirer reports. “For example, Windows 8’s Launchpad will show up on your Mac desktop in Coherence mode with the same care for design as OS X’s Launchpad, including the blurred background and all.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yuck. Alternate title: “How to ruin a perfectly good Mac.”
“As usual, Parallels has made the virtual machine experience faster. Windows documents open about 48% faster than with Parallels Desktop 9,” IT Enquirer reports. “Snapshots are 60% faster and running Office 2013 should be 50% faster. I can’t tell if the figures are true, but it’s a lot faster all right. Battery life on portable computers should also be better with 30% longer battery life.”
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Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration – August 20, 2014