updated 09:05 am EDT, Thu April 27, 2006
Parallels Workstation b5
Parallels today released the latest beta of Parallels Workstation for Mac OS X, its software that allows users to run Windows alongside Mac OS X (without rebooting) on Intel-based Macs. Beta 5 brings new USB support, a Shared Folder function to easily share documents between Windows and Mac OS X, and improved sound support. The latest version also adds support for dynamic screen resolutions, offering a list of available screen resolutions is dynamically populated with primary OS resolutions. In addition, it adds an optional "transition cube" animation for transitioning to and from fullscreen mode and a new default network adapter for bridged mode. Although the release date is not yet finalized, users who pre-order their copy of Parallels Workstation will receive $10 off the $50 retail price.