Parallels Desktop 4.0 Build 3810 Released

Virtualization software company Parallels released build 3810 of its Parallels Desktop for Mac 4.0 software. The new build, a 171.9 megabyte download, adds a number of new features and other improvements, including:

  • DirectX 9.0 with Shaders Model 2 support. 
  • Windows 7 inside the virtual machine (experimental).
  • Apple remote disk support.
  • Silent start in Coherence.
  • Possibility to drag Windows files to Mac applications in the Dock.
  • Possibility to remove a virtual machine from the list with a context menu option.
  • Possibility to specify CPU and memory options in the New Virtual Machine assistant.
  • Possibility to suspend Boot Camp virtual machines with the help of the "disp.allow_to_suspend_bootcamp_vm=1;" system flag.
  • Snow Leopard as a primary operating system (experimental).
  • Snow Leopard as a guest operating system (experimental).
  • Customer Experience Program SSE4 support (better performance for media applications).

Parallels Desktop for Mac 4.0 retails for $79.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.