Parallels Desktop 10 – Review

On July 2, 2015, in Review, by Vicki Stokes

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
Parallels Inc.
$79.99/Upgrade $49.99


Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is hardware virtualization software for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. It utilizes hypervisor technology. This software technology maps the host computer’s hardware resources directly to the virtual machine’s resources allowing the virtual machine to operate like a standalone computer.

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Vicki is a IT professional working in the Silicon Valley. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co-hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Elisa Pacelli.

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MyMac Podcast 535: The 250th GMen Show

On December 16, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

Can you believe that nearly 5 years ago, Gaz and Guy started their version of the MyMac Podcast! Can you believe that Tim hasn’t wrestled away the show back from? We sure can’t. However it wouldn’t be a MyMac anniversary show without at least SOMETHING going wrong and sure enough, Guy’s SoundBoard program is somehow hosed. Didn’t stop the GMen though as they finished the conversation they started last week about PC to Mac switchers. Don’t forget about their Bumper contest with as yet undefined prizes! Or as yet undefined length!

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Guy’s App Pick : Parallels 10 by Parallels $79.99 new or a $49.99 upgrade from version 8 or 9
Gaz’s Pick: Insanity! particularly app(lly) named for this show.
People’s pick: VainGlory Fantastic game: 3vs3. Was featured in the iPhone keynote. Graphics are terrific. Free to play.

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Parallels 8 Desktop for the Mac and iOS Application
Company: Parallels
Version: Desktop 8 for Mac 8.0.1, and Parallels iOS application 3.2.5
Requires: OSX 10.6.8 or later, and iOS 4.0 or later
Compatible with: iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5) and iPad 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, 4th Generation, iPad mini
Price: $79.99 Desktop, and $4.99 iOS Application (limited time price; normally $19.99)


I had heard a lot about running virtual machines for years but had never thought to do it. I would think, what’s the point? But then I got the chance to review Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and its iOS application companion. It was a new experience for me to use a technology I was not familiar with, which is rare, so I grabbed the chance with both hands.

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Peter is a writer/reviewer for He has been using Apple products since 2007, he regularly uses Apple equipment such as the Macbook Pro, iPhone, iPad and iPad mini. He enjoys reading books, listening to music, watching films, cold weather, podcasts, Astronomy, writing, taking photos, and making videos.

TechFan Podcast #54

On November 4, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson for an hour-long discussion on a bevy of topics, including the integrity of product reviewers, the problem with Sony, the TRS 80, Ready Player One, Macworld Expo – iWorld 2012, Parallels for Mac, and more!

David Weeks OWC Review from 2009
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Founder Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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MyMac Podcast 145
The Next Big Thing

On September 21, 2007, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

Tim, Chad, and Guy talk about the latest happening in the Mac world, and put a call out to the listeners: what do YOU think the big Apple announcement will be for Macworld Expo 08 in January? Robert also sends in his comments on the new line of iPods and the iPhone. David Cohen returns with Fenestration, in which he talks about the difference between Parallels and VMware Fusion.

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MyMac Podcast #133
David Biedny

On June 18, 2007, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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WWDC is over, and Tim, Chad, Guy, and special guest David Biedny from Mac Life looks at what happened. David Biedny also talks about his time with Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and his thoughts on the Mac in general. David Cohen returns with Fenestration, and talks about both the new releases from Parallels and VMWare.
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