Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac - Retail Box
- Installation Method: DVD-Rom
- Packaging: Retail Box
- Estimated Delivery Time: 3 - 5 Business Days
- Users Supported: 1 User
- Devices Supported: 1 Device
- Installations Supported: 1 Installation
- License Type: Perpetual
- License Term: Indefinite
- Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
- Brand: Parallels
- Manufacturer Part Number: PDFM12L-BX1-FMC-US
- GTIN: 846829004979
- Features: Retail Box with Disc
- Platform Supported: Mac
- Operating Systems Supported: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016
- Minimum Hard Drive Space: 1 GB
- Minimum Memory: 4 GB
- Minimum Processor Speed: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is designed specifically with Mac users in mind who want to run Windows programs and applications on their Apple devices.
Run Windows programs on Apple devices
The base version of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is optimized and ready for Windows 10 and Mac OS Sierra. You can run both Windows and Mac application at the same time without having to reboot your device. This program works great for those who love their Windows functionality and are moving over to Mac hardware.
Mac OS Sierra
Some improved features of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac include
Access shared folders
+ more than 10%
Mac OS Sierra Optimized Storage Plug-in
Integration with upcoming macOS Sierra storage optimization feature. Lets you view and control your Parallels Desktop VM storage natively.
Password protection for files
Easily archive and create password protection for files on both Mac and Windows
Store Passwords in Mac keychain
Lets you store and manage all of your passwords, including Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge , in your native Mac keychain.
Parallels Desktop is ready when you are. Open Windows applications or documents up to three times faster, even if youve quit Parallels Desktop, with no additional CPU use.
Retina display support with smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.
Alarm, Stopwatch, and Timer
A set of handy, easy-to-use time management tools to keep you productive and on task.
Schedule Windows Updates
Schedule Windows updates for when you want, and avoid annoying notifications and unexpected Windows restarts.
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I had a mostly easy upgrade experience from Version 11 to Version 12 on my new unibody MacBook Pro 17. I run XP. Only one issue: During the conversion process there was a Windoze dialog box that was obscured by the conversion progress window and was asking for, natch, reactivation of XP. So the conversion seemed stalled about halfway through step 2 of 4 steps. I was able to go to the Parallels forums, search for the symptom, find the solution and complete the conversion without further incident. The Parallels forum seems to be a little bit of an open secret. There is no link to it from the main Parallels site that I can find but it is an excellent resource. Go to forum.parallels.com. The development team is active on the forum just as they seem to be actively watching the Amazon reviews.
When they said, "You know, you can run your Windows apps on a Mac flawlessly", I was skeptical to say the least. But after purchasing the new Parallels 12 for mac retail box, I'm convinced. The interface is very intuitive, and while the company claims you can..."run the Windows spplications at near native speed"...honestly, I haven't noticed any slow down at all. I had heard that 11 was slower, and that's why I was initially hesitant to get Parallels...but that was just stinkin' thinkin'. This version, not slow at all.
I'm a photographer and have spent a lot of money on Windows programs that I've used for years on my pc. After my last laptop burned out (from constantly overheating), I decided that I would try out a macbook - I have a lot of friends who use them and rave about them, but I'm very comfortable with a pc and know my way around it really well. I have been so surprised by how well I've adjusted to a mac - there are some functions on it that when I go back to using a pc, I get so frustrated! The only problem was that I still had all of these expensive programs that I would have to re-purchase to be able to use them on a mac. That's when I heard about parallels and how I could do both, so I thought I'd give it a try. I can tell you that this is an amazing product! I can switch seamlessly between my Mac programs and my Windows programs and it's just as fast as it's always been. (especially considering that the programs I run take up a lot of RAM and slow all of my pc's down).