Parallels Logo – Parallels Desktop for Mac to the firm Parallels, Inc. is an application Virtualization running Mac OS X (for Macintosh equipped with a processor Intel) Linux and Windows. It lets you run Windows or other operating system using a type processor x86 Mac.
Since the passage of Apple to Intel processors, a lot of software to run an operating system -compatible x86 ( Windows being the most common) on Mac OS X have emerged. Parallels Desktop for Mac is one of the main players this market, along with VMWare. Boot Camp in turn creates a partition for Windows. Like many virtualization software, Parallels Desktop for Mac uses isolation technology (see article on virtual machine) that adds a thin layer of software between the host operating system and client systems.
Parallels Desktop for Mac includes an engine virtual machine that allows each of these virtual machines run on its own, in an environment that is created specifically: processor, RAM, hard disk, graphics card, sound card, etc.. – Each of the components contained within a computer. Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualizes all devices within the environment, including the graphics card, network connections and storage devices. Support for parallel port devices and USB is also available with an access driver.