The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Parallels Releases Desktop 3 Release Candidate

Parallels Releases Desktop 3 Release Candidate

by , 1:55 PM EDT, June 1st, 2007

Parallels, Inc. has announced the release of their Release Candidate of Desktop 3 for the Mac. The new version features: Hardware accelerated 3D graphics, Snapshot backups, and a new suite of security settings that helps secure Windows and Mac OS X from cross-platform contamination.

In addition: "Parallels Desktop 3.0 features SmartSelect, a new built-in integration tool that allows users to open any file from Windows or OS X with any program from either OS. SmartSelect's total application and file integration adds tremendous value to the seamless multi-OS interface introduced by Coherence, Parallels' groundbreaking feature that lets Windows applications run like native Mac applications on OS X.

"Together, Coherence and SmartSelect give users the easiest, most fluid way to run multiple OSes and their applications simultaneously, without rebooting or switching desktop environments," the announcement said.

The release candidate comes at the end of a period of private beta testing.

A complete list of the new features and enhacements is available at the Parallels Website.

Parallels Desktop is virtualization software that allows other OSes, such as Windows and Linux, to run simultaneously along with Mac OS X.

Version 3 is priced at US$79.95. Current users will be able to upgrade to the new version from any previous version for US$49.95. However, from now until the final version is released, cutomers can upgrade for $39.95.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated August 4th

Wed, 2:13 PM
Apple Store (Online) Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2021-08-04
Wed, 2:12 PM
Facebook Bans Accounts of Researchers Investigating its Disinformation Problem
Wed, 1:40 PM
Review: Logitech Combo Touch is a Capable iPad Keyboard
Wed, 1:20 PM
Iconic Steve Jobs Items Set For Auction, Including Signed Apple II Manual [Updated]
Wed, 12:50 PM
Two Years of Apple Arcade
Wed, 11:41 AM
Nomad’s New MagSafe Mount is a Slim Stand for iPhone 12
Wed, 11:24 AM
Portland Lawyer Uses AirTag to Track Unlawfully Seized Belongings
Wed, 10:26 AM
Here Are The Apps That Support Sign in With Apple
Wed, 10:08 AM
Malware Dubbed ‘Raccoon Stealer’ Targets Crypto Wallets
Wed, 8:31 AM
Apple Online Store Gets Redesign And Dedicated Tab on Website
Wed, 7:00 AM
Ted Lasso "Believe" Fan Experiences Taking Place in Los Angeles
Tue, 4:52 PM
Apple TV+: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ Adds Brendan Fraser to Cast
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Daily Observations
  • TMO on Twitter!