First Impressions of Yosemite Public Beta with Parallels Desktop 9 for mac

Apple is inviting users to check out the Mac’s latest operating system before its upcoming release this fall. Today Apple’s OS X Beta Program is allowing you to experience Yosemite before its official release. All you have to do is sign up with your Apple ID and you will get a redemption code to download and install the OS.  Apple has chosen to limit this Beta to the first million who apply, so you may find you're too late. Apple stands to do better and get its latest OS into as many hands as possible; however, this Public Beta takes it to a new level. You can become part of the testing process, something Apple has never done before!

 Some of Yosemite’s high profile features did not make it into this beta, such as Continuity for instant Hot spots, Handoff or Phone calls, due to their tight integration requirements with iOS8, which is also in beta.  Spotlight suggestions are currently U.S. –only and some applications and services may not be compatible with Yosemite. It is also recommended you back up your Mac using Time Machine.

 Want in on the experience?  Make sure you are running the most recent version of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, by going into the Parallels Desktop menu and click “Check for Updates”, and check to see if you have the most recent version. The program will automatically prompt you to update Parallels Desktop 9. If you are not currently a Parallels Desktop user, you can take advantage of a free 14-day trial, which will be the most recent version.  You can also watch Skeeter Harris, Tech Evangelist from Mac Village Media, walk you through his first impressions of Yosemite along with how Windows apps perform seamlessly thanks to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac on Yosemite.

Customer Quote of the Week

Works like a breeze!

By TVBlueNote | Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac | May 1st, 2014

I have shown several friends that are in the same camp as me.  We want to get away from our PCs and transition to the Mac OS, but there are just some things we still like doing on our PCs. Parallels has COMPLETELY bridged the gap.  It truly works like a breeze! You are effortlessly in one environment or the other. I would and have already highly recommended this product.

Celebrating Our Customers!


Today we are celebrating YOU, our customers.

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Last week we held an eight day #ParallelsGiveaway to celebrate Parallels Desktop’s eighth birthday . We rewarded our fans with prizes that ranged from Parallels t-shirts right up to a brand new Apple iMac! It was so much fun! In return, you made us smile - with our favorite type of photos - #ParallelsSelfie's! 

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