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Review: Parallels 4 build 3540

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    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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