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Parallels Desktop is simply the world's bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag-and-drop files between Windows and Mac applications, launch Windows applications from your Mac dock, and do much more with speed, control and confidence.

Seamless Simplicity Use Run Windows programs like they were native to your Mac. Setting up Parallels Desktop for Mac is simple and quick. Enjoy the best of both worlds - Windows and more...

What's New

Version 9.0.24237:
  • Resolves an issue with OS X Yosemite crashing when starting Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac.
  • Resolves an issue with dragging and dropping files between Macs with OS X Yosemite and virtual machines.
  • Resolves an issue with OS X 10.9.3 and 10.9.4 virtual machines appearing with a black screen on startup.
  • Resolves an issue with losing the network connection in a more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended to run Windows 7)
  • At least 700 MB of space available on the boot volume for Parallels Desktop installation
  • 15 GB of available disk space for Windows.

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Just paid to upgraaaade to v8 not to long ago.
Another fifty bucks (so soon) in this economy?

I've got licenses going back to v2.5. Price your updates at $19.99 for the people who have supported your product.

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9 people found this review helpful
Version 9.0.23046
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from Haliomaster

I use PD for about 3 years now and I like it. But what I dislike is the update policy. Mostly about 2 or 3 free minor updates in a year. And one very expensive ones a year to keep up.
I still use DP 7 which is working for me.

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Version 9.0.23136
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Derekcurrie Member IconComment+719
Derekcurrie
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One nice thing I noticed with the v9.0.24237 update that isn't in the release notes is the installation of a new video driver for Windows XP. The speed results on my Acer flatscreen display are dramatic.

The update unfortunately stalled and errored out during the installation of Parallels Tools on XP. But after the mandatory restart, I initiated 'Reinstall Parallels Tools' and it worked perfectly.

I have no experience with VMware Fusion. But Parallels continues to do everything I need along with some useful bells and whistles.

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Talk about bizarre behavior. The installer, after removing the previous version of Parallels Desktop, installed this one as an invisible file in my Applications folder - and then launched the app. I had to use Find Any File to locate the file, change permissions to give me access, and then use Find Any File to make it visible. This is absolutely the dumbest thing I've ever seen on a computer - and I've seen some doozies. Beware of this upgrade - Parallels has jumped the shark in buggy updates with this one.

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Version 9.0.24237
Misha
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Sounds like a one-off anomaly to me. I successfully installed this update without issue, albeit it was overwriting v.8 (which it correctly deleted), not the new v.9.

Derekcurrie
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I'm willing to bet this was a Finder blunder. Nothing new, sad to say. Restart the Finder and I expect the icon is right where the installer put it, in your Applications folder.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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@ Derekcurrie: Thanks for the constructive suggestion. It seems like a viable solution. But I'm not going to reinstall Parallels again to see if it works. Hopefully it was a "one off" as Misha says. On the plus side, I hadn't used Find Any File before to control visibility before so it's good to know it can do the job if necessary. I agree it's sad Apple has never seen fit to stabilize the Finder. It has always been a temperamental program.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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As usual the update for licensed users is hard to find. It's clear they really don't like their customers.

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Derekcurrie
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Excuse you? The update is easily made from within Parallels. Here is the menu navigation to use:

Parallels Desktop/Check for Updates...

Download, install, wait for the Parallel Tools to install, restart Windows. Done.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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That's fine if you don't need or want a copy of the latest version for archive purposes. But I like to keep such an archive, so I prefer to download the standalone update, which Parallels makes more difficult than it needs to be.

Veryvito Member IconReview+75
Veryvito
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This seems to address an issue that rendered the program useless for hosting OS X VMs after the release of 10.9.3 (black screen at boot), but after nearly two months waiting for this show-stopping bug fix, my confidence in Parallels is shaken, and I've already moved all my virtual machines to VMWare Fusion, which showed no problems with Mavericks.

In the past, I've switched between Parallels and Fusion, but Fusion is now the the Last Product Standing that hasn't left me high and dry after an OS update.

In short, it's all right, but Fusion seems to handle retina displays better (no black screens and/or "teeny tiny resolution"), and currently has my trust.

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Version 9.0.24237
ErvinsS
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My experience with Parallels has been lousy as well. I have bought Parallels only two weeks ago but a couple of days ago already switched to Fusion.

As I've got Parallels long after 10.9.2 was the current OS X version, first I had to roam the internet to get that exact release of the Mavericks, so I could run it virtually. Then I started to have sharing problems because of a conflict with some app, I presume. And that is where I had enough.

Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B
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Upgrade prices are $39.99 until june 23. I'm not sure Parallels 9 is compelling enough for me that owns 8, but I'll read the Ars Technica article to see if that gets me wiser.

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Avielc Member IconReview+0
Avielc
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it's pretty good!

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Version 9.0.24229
Fvdg Member IconReview+104
Fvdg
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Ruined my 8.1 install! After updating Win 8.1 says it needs to be activated! I tried but than it said I needed a new activation serial... It is a legal, legit version that was activated and ran fine before this update op Parallels...!

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Version 9.0.24229
Fvdg
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To be clear: I updated Parallels and Parallels tools, the Win 8.1 install was not changed...

MichaelM3902
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Just choose the telephone activation and follow the prompts.

Fvdg
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For some reason the Mac address that Windows 8.1 sees is changed when the Parallels tools are updated. I can not reactivate my Windows now (nor get an activation code by phone).
My only solution is to revert to a backed up version of the HD image and NOT update the Parallels tools... :-(

Eric Caldwell Member IconComment+33
Eric Caldwell
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Here's whats fixed in the latest update as of April 4th..

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac (build 9.0.24229) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following fixes:
- Resolves an issue with Parallels Transporter Agent not launching on Windows computers.
- Resolves an issue with Coherence view mode for Windows 8.1 Update 1 virtual machines.
- Resolves an issue with jumping to the OS X login screen while working in a Windows virtual machine in Coherence mode on a MacBook Pro with Retina display.
- Resolves an issue with time synchronization after resuming an OS X virtual machine.
- Resolves an issue with automatic resolution while resizing an OS X Mavericks virtual machine window.
- Resolves an issue with OS X virtual machines crashing when more than 64MB of video memory is allocated.
- Resolves an issue with Parallels Tools features (copy and paste, and shared folders) for Mac OS X 10.5 virtual machines.

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Version 9.0.24229
MacUpdate-Ishaq
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Thanks for the tip!

Nova-Bossa-Nova Member IconReview+35
Nova-Bossa-Nova
+1

Yes, it's the best one!

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Version 9.0.24172
Mcr Member IconComment+180
Mcr
+4

Various press reviews comparing P9 and Fusion 6:

http://www.macworld.com/article/2055442/parallels-9-and-fusion-6-run-neck-and-neck-in-virtualization-contest.html

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/10/the-latest-virtualization-showdown-parallels-desktop-9-vs-vmware-fusion-6/

http://icomputerdenver.com/parallels-desktop-9-vs-vmware-fusion-6/

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My personal experience as a long time user of both products:

Speed benchmarks aside (not that critical for me), if you want better support for running OS X VMs, Fusion is best. If you want better support/performance for running Windows VMs, Parallels is best, but not by a huge margin. I have minimal experience with Unix VMs, so I have no opinion there.

For an OS X developer that needs to maintain multiple OS X environments for compatibility testing, Fusion is the best choice. If your need is primarily running Windows, both are great choices, with a slight nod to Parallels if speed is your primary concern.

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Date 08 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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