Parallels beta 3 improves Coherence mode

Parallels has released a new beta version of its Parallels Desktop for Mac software, which enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows alongside Mac OS X without having to reboot their Macs first. The software is available for download now.

The latest development versions of Parallels Desktop for Mac introduced support for USB 2.0 devices, better support for Boot Camp partitions and Coherence mode, which lets you run Windows applications without “seeing” the Windows interface.

Beta 3 doesn’t introduce new features, according to Parallels, but “polishes up several of the features” introduced in the first beta. Coherence mode is purportedly smoother, and all windows now display correctly. USB support works with a broader range of devices, including Garmin GPS units and more.

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