Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 for Mac OS X
Parallels has launched a new beta program, the first virtualization solution specifically designed to work with Intel-powered Apple computers. Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 for Mac OS X is NOT simply a “dual-boot” solution; rather, it empowers users the ability to use Windows, Linux and any other operating system at the same time as Mac OS X, enabling users to enjoy the comfort of their Mac OS X desktop while still being able to use critical applications from other OSes.
Here are some of the main features of the product, as listed by the vendor.
1. Use any version of Windows (3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, Me, 2000, NT, XP, 2003), any Linux distribution, FreeBSD, Solaris, OS/2, eComStation, or MS-DOS in secure virtual machines running alongside Mac OS X.
2. Driven by full support for dual-core processors and Intel Virtualization Technology (included in almost every new Intel-powered Mac), virtual machines created using Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 offer near-native performance and rock-solid stability.
3. Download the program and install it with a single click. Build a virtual machine in seconds using helpful wizards. Configure virtual machines using a simple web-inspired interface.
4. Any Intel Powered Macintosh running OS X 10.4.4 or higher is compatible with Parallels Workstation 2.1.
You can download a free, fully functional copy of Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta2 for Mac OS X here. The company also gives you a choice to pre-order Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Mac OS X now for a discounted price of $39.99 and save $10 off the regular retail price. More info…