Release: Parallels Desktop 3.0

Parallels achieves release of its third release of popular Desktop for Mac OS the weekend before Apple WWDC conference, beating once again VMware efforts, still working on Fusion beta 4.

As disclosed in last week release candidate announcement, Parallels Desktop 3.0 introduces a second remarkable integration capability after Coherence, SmartSelect, and other important features like snapshots, virtual drives offline access, partial support for 3D applications.

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Parallels is also preparing to release (or at least announce) its first Server product, as company’s Marketing Manager Ben Rudolph lets understand in its marketing communications.

Second half of this year is critical for market arrangement before Microsoft will introduce its new hypervisor: Windows Server Virtualizatoin (WSV, formerly known as codename Viridian).

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.