Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Windows and Linux review

Virtualisation software is going mainstream – but which app is best?

By  from PC Plus Issue 288

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TechRadar's verdict

"Parallels will need to up its game if it wants to take on the likes of VMWare in the battle of virtualization software"
For
  • Supports hardware virtualisation
  • Runs 64-bit guests
  • Migrates physical machines into VMs
  • Imports and clones VMs
  • Integrates guest apps on host
Against
  • Many of its features only work with Windows
  • VMs do not work with FireWire
  • Doesn't live up to the price tag
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