Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac: Faster, new features

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Parallels announced the September 6 availability of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, that allows you to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting.

Over three million current Parallels Desktop users can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 7 starting today. More than 90 new and enhanced features include Mac OS X Lion integration, performance boosts and a powerful new Parallels Mobile app and My Parallels services platform for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Highlights include:

  • Enjoy Lion functionality including Full Screen, Launch Pad and Mission Control, for your Windows programs
  • Run multiple copies of OS X Lion or Windows and their applications on your Mac
  • Use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to watch and listen to Flash videos in Windows on your Mac; access and run your OS X, Windows, Chrome, Ubuntu and other operating systems, their applications and files on your Mac anytime from anywhere
  • Windows on Demand – purchase and automatically install Windows on your Mac right from Parallels Desktop 7 in the U.S. – Parallels does all the work for you!

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is available today as an upgrade for current Parallels Desktop users.

It will be available to the general public, both a downloadable version and packaged software for delivery starting on September 6. The standard retail price is $79.99 and a student edition is available for $39.99.