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Mere days after Microsoft pushed out its Windows 8 Release Preview, and along comes a new Parallels Desktop 7 update that makes it easy to download and automatically install it.
Parallels has announced the release of Parallels Desktop 7 build 7.0.15095, available to current users by selecting “Check for Updates.” This latest build makes it easy for users to experience the most recent Windows 8 Release Preview, which Microsoft released last Thursday.
“We are very excited that the Windows 8 Release Preview is available and we are hard at work testing it!” Parallels announced on their website. “As we continue to enhance the user experience, our developers have released an update to Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac to make it simple to download and automatically install Windows 8 Release Preview from the Parallels New Virtual Machine Wizard.
“Parallels offers a safe and easy way to test out the latest iteration of Windows 8 on a virtual machine, letting users check out the new Metro Tile Start Screen and Internet Explorer 10 while protecting their Mac from any bugs that can occur with non-final versions of software,” the release notes explain.
Microsoft has made a huge number of enhancements and improvements between the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and last week’s Release Preview, according to the company's Windows Experience Blog.
“For instance, you will find more personalization options for the Start screen (including more colors!), improved multi-monitor support, and new Family Safety features to name just a few,” Microsoft reveals. “People will also notice and enjoy improvements to the Mail, Photos, and People apps and see new Bing-powered Travel, News and Sports apps.”
To check them out for yourself, update your copy of Parallels Desktop 7 to the latest version -- a free trial version is also available from the company’s website if you haven’t tried it out yet. Parallels Desktop 7 costs $79.99 for new users and upgrades are available from Parallels Desktop 5 and up for $49.99.
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