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About Parallels Desktop for Mac 8.0.18305

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop

SUMMARY

This update for Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 18305.811918) includes the following new features and enhancements:
 
Windows 8 support
 
  • Support for Windows 8 one finger swipe gesture to display the application menu, list of running applications, and Charm Bar.
  • Easily launch Windows 8 applications from the shared applications folder in the Dock.
  • Full speed support for USB 3.0 devices.
  • Protect Windows 8 from viruses with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 that can be downloaded from Parallels Desktop.
  • Easily access your OS X applications from the Windows 8 Start Screen.
  • Windows 8 system notifications are displayed as Mountain Lion notifications.
  • Fixed visual artifacts when launching Windows 8 applications.
  • Launch Windows 8 applications on small displays from the Parallels icon || when Windows 8 is in Coherence.
  • Improved visual process of switching Windows to Coherence.
 
Other
  • You can now assign up to 16 GB of memory (RAM) to a single virtual machine.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012.
  • New, more intuitive design to optimize Windows for working on Retina displays.
  • Easily check the reclaiming disk space progress with a new progress bar.
 

OBTAINING THE UPDATE

Updates for Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac are available via:



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