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Review: Parallels 4 build 3540

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Price when rated: $80; upgrade from Parallels 3, $40
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Pros

  • Lower CPU usage than prior version
  • SmartMount for using devices in both OSs
  • Support for eight CPUs
  • Modality mode
  • Bundled Windows software
  • Free e-mail and phone tech support

Cons

  • Incomplete DirectX support
  • Bugs in upgrade process and other features
  • $40 upgrade cost
  • All sharing features enabled by default
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