Parallels Desktop for Mac released

ParallelsParallels on Thursday released an updated version of its Parallels Desktop software, which enables users of Intel-based Macs to run Windows and Mac OS X simultaneously.

If you recall, I wrote about the imminent release of Parallels Desktop for Mac just last week.

Other than SmartSelect and support for hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, which I have elaborated upon earlier, Parallels Desktop for Mac also has support for Vista Boot Camp partitions.

Essentially, there is a new file explorer that enables people to view and change the contents of their Windows virtual hard drive without launching Windows. I thought it was rather cool.

You can download a trial version of it from the Parallels for Mac product page.

On the other side, VMware was also quick to give some additional information on their official blog.

It looks like Parallels is giving VMware a run for the money – for the Mac arena at least. This is unlike on the Windows and Linux arena where VMware was the one setting the pace of innovation.

Now is a good time as any to day-dream a little. So, what kind of features would you like to see appearing in your favorite VM? Join the discussion.