Parallels Desktop 10 with OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive Support Launches for Existing Customers

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Parallels today announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, the latest version of the company's software for running alternate operating systems like Windows in virtual environments on the Mac. The new version is available today as an upgrade for existing customers, and it will launch on August 26 for new customers.

    Parallels Desktop 10 offers a bevy of new features and enhancements, including OS X Yosemite support, iCloud Drive and iPhoto Library support and battery life and performance speed optimizations. The main new features of Desktop 10 include:
    Upgrade pricing for users of Parallels Desktop 8 or 9 is $49.99, while standard retail pricing is set at $79.99 for regular users and $39.99 for students. Parallels Desktop 10 customers also receive a free three-month subscription to Parallels Access that allows Windows and Mac users to use their machines from their iPads.

    Article Link: Parallels Desktop 10 with OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive Support Launches for Existing Customers
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Wow, I literally just purchased Parallels Desktop 9 slightly over a month ago. This sucks. :(
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    I wonder how good the gaming performance is? I remember gaming in parralels 7 was horrid
  4. macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Yosemite was announced in June. Every time there is a new version of OSX, Parallells comes out with a new version of it's software.
  5. macrumors 68030

    Nov 10, 2007
    So, while Apple has started giving me free upgrades every year, Parallels is going down the path of forcing me into what amounts to an annual subscription. On three different machines. I don't need "new features" from my virtualization software. I just need you to support what I've already paid for.

    Jack wads.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    Why, does Parallels Desktop 9 have bugs that they aren't fixing or things that need updating? I'm currently using VMWare Fusion 5 for Windows and VirtualBox for FreeBSD, by the way. Fusion 5 is one version behind but doesn't seem to have any issues other than maybe being slower than Parallels.
  7. macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    $79.99 new/$49.99 upgrade for what is essentially a one-year rental, as another upgrade will be required next year. What a ripoff.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    Why are these updates required?
  9. macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Annoying certainly, but if you think of Apple as a hardware company and Parallels as a software company...
  10. macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Apple sells hardware. The software is a give-away you get with the hardware.

    So what? Just stay on Parallels 9 on Mavericks, where is the problem? This is what you've paid for and it's still working fine.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2006
    If you want to upgrade to the latest version of OS X.
  12. macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
  13. macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Done with Parallels...

    I'm not paying for any more of their "upgrades". Had I known that it was going to cost me 100 to 200 bucks a year for their software on my machines I never would have bought it to start with.

    Back to Bootcamp for the very few things i need to do in Windows, or maybe I'll buy and older PC for next to nothing.
  14. macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2008
    Agreed. Parallels was a great utility when it appeared years ago, but now it feels more like a long con.

    After Parallels 9 was rendered useless to me for months following an OS X update, I swore off the annual donation to its cause and switched back to VMWare Fusion. No regrets so far. (A show-stopping bug that went acknowledged but unfixed resulted in guest OS X hosts' refusing to show anything other than a blank screen for months).

    I tried to keep loving it (I've been a used since its introduction), but I can test IE (what else would you use it for?) on VirtualBox, CrossOver, VMWare and other solutions with a lot less headache these days.
  15. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Every time we talk about Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 360 there's a great wailing cry from the masses: We don't want subscriptions! Let us buy what we want, when we want it!

    Yeah. What a bunch of BS that is.

    'Cause here's that and guess what? Still a bitch-fest.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    And yet, VMware Fusion manages to keep right on running with each new version of OS X. That software is not 'required' to be upgraded.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2014
    As far as I know, the old ones are compatible with the newer versions of OS X. At least that's how it was with Mavericks. The system requirements for Desktop 9 state "OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later, or Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8 or later."
  19. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    The way Parallels and Fusion keep leap froging each other I would fully expect Fusion the be announce very quickly as in days or weeks.

    Can you not use VirtualBox for the limited needs it would appear that you have? Not as polished as Parallels or Fusion but for free it is hard to beat.
  20. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    Me too.

    What about OpenCL support ?
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2005
    Software companies release something called patches and bug fixes, not upgrade requirements to keep their software working.


    WTF you talking about. Parallels is also selling a subscription and purposely ignoring to advertise it as such. Someone that purchased the software just a MONTH ago is SOL if they upgrade to Yosemite.


    They're not, it'll be 6 months+ before they update ver9 to work on Yosemite. People don't buy their software to use half the year.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2012
    last year they released an update for parallels 8 to support mavericks. (just didn't announce it very loudly)

    i'm sure they'll do the same for 9 this year.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Interesting that their default configurations have changed a bit. For instance, all VMs now seem to be assigned at least 2 CPUs by default, whereas they previously recommended only assigning one unless you were using a specific highly multithreaded application.

    In addition, if you use the gaming, testing, or CAD/design configuration, it defaults to assigning ALL your RAM and CPUs to the VM. I assume they're more confident in their ability to automatically balance resources between the host and guest systems if they're setting a default like this…
  24. macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2013
  25. Quu
    macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2007
    These product launch videos with this cutesy music are seriously tired.

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