|Source: Parallels. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition showing Cortana operating in El Capitan.|
Parallels, a cross-platform solutions provider and creator of software for running Windows applications on a Mac, has announced that Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac fully supports OS X El Capitan.
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (build 11.0.2) supports El Capitan as both a host and guest, as well as Windows 10 and dozens of other operating systems as a guest, and enables users to leverage the latest features and functionality from the newest operating system of their choice.
In Coherence mode, Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac enables users to run the new OS X El Capitan Split View feature – the ability to display two different apps on one screen for optimal multitasking. In addition, Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant Cortana can be used on a Mac with both OS X and Windows 10 apps. This is the first time that Parallels Desktop has made both Windows and Mac features available across both OS platforms.
“With Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan launching within months of each other, we are seeing more innovation in software than ever before,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels President. “We are pleased to enable a choice of OS X or Windows on a single device, as well as enjoy a seamless experience of integrating Windows and OS X key features.”
With full support for OS X El Capitan, Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac offers additional advantages for saving time and enhancing performance improvements over Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac for an even faster work experience, including*:
· Windows 8 and Windows 10 launches and shutdowns are up to 50% faster
· File operations inside of Windows are improved by up to 20%
· Virtual machine suspend is up to 20% faster
· Travel Mode can increase battery life up to 25%
· Improved network performance
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac is available now to both current and new Parallels Desktop for Mac users at www.parallels.com/desktop worldwide, and at local retailers including Challenger, EpiCentre, Harvey Norman, iStudio, NuBox and other Apple resellers in Singapore.
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition is available online at www.parallels.com/desktop and at the Apple online store.
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Business Edition is available through commercial resellers.
The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac is S$108. Upgrades for existing Parallels Desktop 9 or 10 for Mac customers are S$68, with an introductory offer to upgrade to a Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition subscription for S$68 per year available from www.parallels.com/desktop.
Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Business Edition are available to new customers for S$134 per year. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition includes a complimentary Parallels Access subscription to remotely access their Mac from any device.
Read the TechTrade Asia blog post on the Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac launch
*Parallels internal testing