Parallels Desktop for Mac is the first solution for Intel-Macs that gives you the flexibility of running Windows on a Mac simultaneously without rebooting.
NOTE: Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac updates your virtual hard disk format to provide the ability to recover from failures using snapshots. If you want to revert back to an earlier version, you will have to uninstall Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac and reinstall the earlier version.
It is fast and flexible by enabling you to run critical Windows-only applications like Internet Explorer, Outlook, Project, Access and Quicken at full speed. Because Windows is completely isolated from your OS X, there is no chance of infecting your Mac with Windows viruses. What is more, running Windows through Parallels is more secure now than running it on a real PC.
The one-click installation is simple, intuitive, and automatically installs and configures your Windows hardware drivers. With Parallels Desktop for Mac you can now run all the applications you need without switching between Windows and Mac OS X! The new feature - Coherence shows Windows applications as if they were running natively on your Mac. Use Coherence to truly enjoy the best of both worlds at the same time! Transporter is a powerful new built-in tool that quickly helps you to migrate your existing Windows PC to a Parallels Virtual Machine and to convert VMware and Virtual PC virtual hard disks to Parallels virtual machines.
Also, Parallels Desktop for Mac now supports USB 2.0 devices at their full speed. Better Boot Camp support is now available. Using your Boot Camp partition in Parallels Desktop for Mac is now easier than ever: no need to re-activate Windows each time you switch between Boot Camp and Parallels. Also, now available - easy offline configuration. Simply tell Parallels Desktop for Mac that you want to create a virtual machine from a Boot Camp Partition and click start.
True "Drag and Drop" functionality - a long awaited feature that lets you seamlessly drag and drop files and folders from Windows to Mac OS X and vice versa. Parallels Desktop for Mac now shares the entire Mac file structure between OS X and Windows - no more worrying about which copy of the file is the most recently updated.