Parallels Launches New Beta Test Program

Parallels, maker of the Mac OS X virtualization software, Desktop, announced on Thursday the next phase of their beta test program. This beta for the next version of Desktop will be free and public for all Parallels Desktop 3 users.

New features in the next version include the following:

  • Coherence is now compatible with Expose, including drop-shadow effects! Youill also be able to "stack" Windows and Mac apps however youid like.
  • An improved Explorer tool that now works with suspended, as well as shut-down, virtual machines.
  • A complete, snapshot-compatible Image Tool to convert, enlarge, convert, or split/unsplit virtual drives.
  • iPhone support in Windows XP and Vista.

More information about the next steps for Desktop and a link to download of the beta are in Ben Rudolphis Blog.