Pros Fast OS switching without rebooting
Cons Memory usage can add up when running multiple OS simultaneuosly
Summary Switching between OS is a breeze. I run Mountain Lion, Win7, Win8 and Ubuntu regularly without problem. Sometimes I don't even know what OS I am running, Parallels knows what to use for each app or file.
"Super Product !!!!"on by mfrana
Pros Easy to install and deploy, Love the over-all experience especially the coherence feature !!!!
Super product, Highly recommended!!!
Cons None, Love the product !!
"Kind of like the Patch"on by rsvp
Pros Runs all my Windows programs that suck on the Mac side.
Cons Cannot think of any
Summary As a long time power PC user, I finally grew disgusted with all the craziness and instability of my PCs. Went to the Mac about 2 years ago and never looked back... until I tried to run the Mac versions of some of my long-time suites. Let's face it, there are just some software developers who do not recognize that Macs are serious computing platforms, and their Mac versions frankly, suck! So I really like having a familiar and stabile platform to run my PC applications, and Parallels 8 is just what the Dr. ordered. Very stable, not buggy at all, I love it.
Pros Easy to intall and use.
Cons There is a error with the excel 2003 when a Mac mouse is use running Windows XP. But I think this issue
Summary My work demands to share outlook file (pst) with other PC's. Outlook for MAC does not work with pst. For that reason, I have to have a Windows system in my MAC. I decided to install Win XP Pro becuase is lighter than Win 7. So Parallels 8 can run XP very faster and my work becomes also faster. Win XP also starts up and shuts down faster. If you have to use Win inside a MAC for any reason, I recommend using Parallels with not heavy Windows systems to get results which exceed your expectations.
"Just works"on by Leighc1
Pros Mac and windows running together
Cons slows down older machines
Summary Parallels allows me to switch from a Mac presentation to widows application with ease without parallels I would have to restart the mac and wait to reboot in windows saves valuable time when in a classroom enviroment