Parallels Desktop 10 arrives with OS X Yosemite support, improved battery life, and more
Parallels has launched Parallels Desktop 10, the latest version of their virtual machine software. Version 10 now features support for OS X Yosemite, the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system, due out later this year. It also features battery life improvements and better storage management.
With Parallels 10, users can do things like share files and more using your Mac's internet accounts. Additionally, you can share them through OS X's AirDrop and Messages feature. When you install a new Windows application, the icon will be added to OS X's Launchpad, just like a Mac application. You can drag and drop files to the virtual machine's icon in the Dock to open it in Windows.
There are a number of improvements as well. Parallels customers should see an up to 30% improvement in battery life. Memory usage is down 10% from Parallels 9. Your virtual machine will now only take up the amount of disk space it needs with real-time automatic disk compacts. Windows documents now also open much faster.
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is now available for $79.99 to new users, while those upgrading from a previous version need to pay $49.99. Will you be picking it up to run your virtual machines? Let us know below in the comments.