Parallels Desktop 8 is updated for Windows 8 now adds gesture support

Parallels has updated their application which enables you to run Windows on Mac computers to incorporate better support for Windows 8. Now Parallels Desktop 8 includes support for Windows 8 touchscreen gestures plus a Windows 8 Live Tile that lets you access Mac apps when you’re running Windows.

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (with Windows 8)

The update also adds support for USB 3.0 connections, improves support for Macs with Retina displays, and several other performance enhancements.

Apple has offered a “boot camp” feature for a few years which enables you to dual boot Windows and OS X on the same computer. But Parallels lets you run Windows inside a virtual machine withing OS X, which enables you to run Windows apps without rebooting your Mac.

It also supports some pretty nifty cross-platform features including the capability to use OS X Mountain Lion dictation with Windows apps or add Windows apps to your Launchpad.

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac costs $80.

via 9to5Mac

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