There are number of OS that can deploy Parallels Workstation on them starting with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2008 Server, Linux variants such as RedHat, OpenSuse, Ubuntu and many more. It should be noted that Mac OSX is not supported for Parallels Workstation. RRP: $144.95 (single user) Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Mac OS X is the first virtualisation software that gives Apple users the ability to simultaneously run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their applications alongside Mac OS X on an Intel-powered Apple computer. Parallels Workstation 2.1 for Mac OS X offers full support for Intel VT-x (Vanderpool) technology. From our expirience Intel VT-x is enabled by Apple on iMac and MacBook Pro and disabled for some reasons on Mac Mini. So Parallels Workstation is running in Intel VT-x mode on iMac and MacBook Pro and in software virtualization mode on Mac Mini. Parallels Workstation for Mac OS X 3.0 Build 5584 for Mac by Parallels, Inc. File Details; Reviews; Download Now Buy Now. Rating 3.5 (48 votes) Add to Watch List. Using Parallels Workstation? To regain control of the mouse in OS X (freeing it from the virtual machine), the default key command is Control-Option (they call it Control-Alt), and then you have to move the window to do what you wanted to do on your Mac.
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Parallels Workstation is the first commercial software product released by Parallels, Inc., a developer of desktop and server virtualization software. The Workstation software consists of a virtual machine suite for Intelx86-compatible computers (running Microsoft Windows or Linux) (for Mac version, see Parallels Desktop for Mac) which allows the simultaneous creation and execution of multiple x86 virtual computers. The product is distributed as a download package. Parallels Workstation has been discontinued for Windows and Linux as of 2013.
Like other virtualization software, Parallels Workstation uses hypervisor technology, which is a thin software layer between Primary OS and host computer. The hypervisor directly controls some of the host machine's hardware resources and provides an interface to it for both virtual machine monitors and primary OS. This allows virtualization software to reduce overhead. Parallels Workstation's hypervisor also supports hardware virtualization technologies like Intel VT-x and AMD-V.
Parallels Workstation is a hardware emulation virtualization software, in which a virtual machine engine enables each virtual machine to work with its own processor, RAM, floppy drive, CD drive, I/O devices, and hard disk – everything a physical computer contains. Parallels Workstation virtualizes all devices within the virtual environment, including the video adapter, network adapter, and hard disk adapters. It also provides pass-through drivers for parallel port and USB devices.
Download icloud app for mac. Because all guest virtual machines use the same hardware drivers irrespective of the actual hardware on the host computer, virtual machine instances are highly portable between computers. For example, a running virtual machine can be stopped, copied to another physical computer, and restarted.
Parallels Workstation is able to virtualize a full set of standard PC hardware, including:
- A 64-bit processor with NX and AES-NI instructions.
- A generic motherboard compatible with Intel P965 chipset.
- Up to 64 GB of RAM.
- VGA and SVGA video cards with VESAVBE 3.0 support and up to 256 MB of VRAM.
- A 1.44 MB floppy drive, which can be mapped to a physical drive or to an image file.
- Up to four IDE devices. This includes virtual hard drives that range in size from 20 MB to 128 GB each and CD/DVD-ROM drives. IDE devices can be mapped to physical drive or to an image file.
- Up to 16 SATA devices including hard disks and CD/DVD drives.
- Up to four serial ports that can be mapped to a real port, to a pipe or to an output file.
- Up to three bi-directional parallel ports, each of which can be mapped to a real port, to a real printer or to an output file.
- An Ethernet virtual network card compatible with Realtek RTL8029(AS) with full IPv6 support.
- USB 2.0 controller.
- An AC'97 compatible sound card.
- A 104-key Windows enhanced keyboard and a PS/2 wheel mouse.
Officially supported guest operating systems
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- Linux distributions: Debian 6.0, Fedora 14 & 15, OpenSuse 11.1, RHEL 6, SLED 11 SP1, Ubuntu 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10
- OS X
The last version of Parallels Workstation (version 6) requires:
- CPU: Minimum 1.66 GHz, x86 or x86-64. To run 64-bit guest operating systems, a processor supporting the Intel VT-x hardware virtualization technology is recommended.
- RAM: at least 2GB is required, but 4GB and above is recommended.
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