The Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac seamlessly run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting. Run your day-to-day Windows productivity applications and even the most demanding graphical apps without compromise. Run Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Access, OneNote or other applications not available on the Mac and Parallels Desktop 7 even gives all these and other Windows applications some of the user interface improvements in Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion").
In addition to the latest version of Windows, Windows 7, other OSes can also be run in Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, including Windows XP, Windows 98, Linux and Google Chrome OS. Use USB devices and access web pages that were previously not compatible with Mac.
Parallels Desktop 7 is the fastest way to run the most graphical intensive Windows programs and the most powerful cross-platform Windows development tools. Access your Windows applications on all your Apple devices everywhere you go by remotely controlling Windows program from your iPad or iPhone with the improved Parallels Mobile app. Get the look & feel that you feel most comfortable with: if you love the look & feel of the Mac OS, make Windows invisible while still using its applications.
If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows background and Start menu on your Mac. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance.
Reviewed by 3 customers
BIG JOKE. I bought an IMAC that came packaged with the Parallels software in the form of a CD. THE IMAC DOES NOT HAVE A DISC DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe someone needs to introduce the left hand to the right hand. I can only surmise this was someway to get RID of unwanted merchandise.
I got this as part of a package deal - I figure it may be useful one day.
It was easy to install, a little harder to learn how to use.