Now that Parallels Desktop supports Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can safely run Microsoft's new OS on your Mac.
Apple's Boot Camp software lets Macs runs Windows by restarting in Windows instead of OS X. Boot Camp, however, doesn't officially support Windows 10 yet. In the interim, there are other ways to get Windows 10 to work on the Mac. One of the best ways is using Parallels Desktop 10. Here's how!
Parallels today released an update for their OS X virtualization software that will allow Mac users to download, install, and run the Windows 10 Technical Preview as a virtual machine. Yes, Windows 10 on OS X (ten) through Parallels 10. It's a mouthful, and technically experimental support right now. But it's also another avenue for people to try out Microsoft's latest and greatest OS (itself in a not-quite-finished state) without having to resort to crazy things like partitioning.
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.
Parallels, the company made famous for enabling Windows running on Mac, has released Parallels Access for iPhone. Originally available only for the iPad, today's release adds both iPhone support as well as Android. Installation is simple, just install the app from the App Store and set up your account, then follow the instructions you'll receive in your email. It requires a desktop component, which you'll be prompted to install during the initial setup.
Parallels on Thursday announced the upcoming release of Parallels Desktop 9, a new version of its virtualization software that enables you run Windows, Linux and other operating systems on your Mac without having to reboot first, as you do using Apple's Boot Camp software. Parallels Desktop 9 is available today as an upgrade for existing customers; the full version will be released on September 5, 2013.
Almost since Apple turned to Intel for Mac microprocessors in 2006, Parallels Desktop has been a mainstay for Mac users wanting to run Windows alongside their Macs without having to reboot first. Now the company is turning its spotlight on the iPad with a new app called Parallels Access, which enables you to operate Mac (and Windows) apps from your iPad, as if they were running locally.
Apple is to make a play for the currently Windows based business users in a new sales initiative according to reports. Retail Stores will now display a 27-inch iMac in their business section prepared with Parallels and Windows 8. From 9to5Mac:
Users of the well known Mac virtual machine software Parallels can now purchase an updated Parallels Mobile from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It will allow you to not only access any of your Parallels virtual machines -- for example, that Windows 7 you're running on your MacBook -- from your device. Simply log in to your Parallels account and you'll have instant access to any of your Parallels VMs.