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An in-depth look into Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Almost like clockwork, Parallels released yet another new version of their popular product, Parallels Desktop for Mac, a year after version 8 was released. In this article, I explore the new features in Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and see how useful they are in reality. And if you are already an existing Parallels Desktop for Mac user, is it worth paying for the upgrade to version 9.

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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is now released!

Every year, Parallels continues to impress me with its ability to add new features to the already feature rich Parallels Desktop for Mac product. Since the time I started my journey with using a Mac and therefore using (at the time) Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac for my Windows virtualisation needs, it was impressive even at the time. And every year without fail, Parallels Desktop just continue to keep getting better, not just from the perspective of having new features but also in improving its performance. And now, Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac has just released available first for existing customer upgrades and soon, for new customers.

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Parallels or VMWare Virtual Machines on an SSD: Is it worth it?

SSD is very expensive in terms of it’s real estate and you simply do not want to put just about any junk you have that’s not worth it’s space there. Therefore, you would want to make sure if it’s really worth plunking the tens of GBs worth of VM image onto your precious SSD storage. So, should you or should you not? Is there significant performance improvements that warrant the large chunk of the SSD dedicated to the VM image? Read on to find out!

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