Sometimes a Mac user might need to, for one reason or another, use a Windows program. Yes, you might have a spare computer around just for running Windows. Yes, you could run something like Boot Camp, but that means you’ll have to reboot your Mac to run Windows.
Or, you can go another way. Install Parallels Desktop 5, and open and run Windows programs just like as if you were opening a Mac program.
Minimise the Windows program in your Dock just like working with a Mac program, and click on it in the Dock to maximise the Windows program. It’s that easy. In the words of the Parallels people:
Mac OS or Windows? Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows and Mac OS X side-by-side, drag-and-drop your files between operating systems, and run Windows software on your Apple computer without rebooting.
TechStyles has eight copies of Parallels Desktop 5 to give away, each valued at $79.99. And with the release of Parallels 6 only weeks away, the winners will be able to take advantage – within the grace period – of a free upgrade to Parallels 6.
How to enter
Scroll down this page, to the ‘Leave a Reply‘ section, provide your full name, and a valid email address, and leave an answer, 30 words or less, to the following question:
If you MUST run a Windows program on your Apple Mac, what program would it be, and why?
Entry is open to all permanent residents of Australia.
Full terms and conditions available – request a copy via our Contact Us page.
The Parallels Desktop 5 competition closes at 5 pm AEST, 16 October, 2010.