Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2012, 06:38
Category: News, Software
On Thursday, Parallels released version 7.0.15104 of its Parallels Desktop virtualization software. The new update, a 306 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- Run Windows 8, Ubuntu, and Fedora on the latest models of Mac computers (MacBook Air (mid 2012), MacBook Pro (mid 2012) , MacBook Pro with Retina display).
- Run Fedora 17 in virtual machines.
- Install Parallels Desktop on Mac computers running OS X Mountain Lion.
- Use IMG disc images for the virtual machine CD/DVD-ROM drive.
- Use USB 3.0 devices in virtual machines.
- Improved Parallels Mobile connectivity with Mac.
- Improved Linux distributions detection during Express installation.
- Enhanced Retina display support.
Parallels Desktop 7 retails for US$79.99 and requires a 64-bit Intel-based processor, Mac OS X 10.5.8 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 and 15 GB of available disk space for Windows.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.