updated 11:35 am EDT, Tue July 18, 2006
Parallels at Apple Store
Nova Development has announced plans to distribute Parallels Desktop for Mac across the United States, including the Apple Store. Parallels is virtualization software available for Mac OS X that was recently released for sale after an extended public beta test period. Featuring support for any version of Windows or Linux, Parallels believes they have an edge over Apple's Boot Camp which requires Microsoft Windows XP SP2 as well as a restart when users decide to switch from Windows to Mac OS X. Though Parallels doesn't currently support DirectX, the company has plans to support the technology in an upcoming release. Parallels will arrive at over one thousand retailers including the Apple Store later this month.