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Parallels Workstation/Workstation Extreme products cancelled for Windows and Linux

Posted by essjae on April 9, 2013

I went over to Parallels tonight to search for some info and found that their website only mentions the Mac product.

I dug a little deeper in the support forums and found this sad little post:

Parallels Workstation – End of Purchase or Renewal Ability Notification

We are ending sales of our Parallels Workstation product lines in order to focus on some different market segments and products. Effective immediately, you will no longer be able to purchase new licenses or renew maintenance on the following products:

·         Parallels Workstation

·         Parallels Workstation Extreme

What does it mean for you?
* Parallels will no longer release patches or updates for these products;

* Parallels Support will not be able to escalate the requests to the development team for patches/fixes which are not covered in existing version/build of the product.

* If you have a personal Support Plan, please contact your Parallels sales representative or one of the Parallels offices.

I wanted Parallels and the Workstation product to succeed, but you can only ignore a product and customers for so long.

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Virtualization Deal! Parallels Workstation 6 for $49.99

Posted by essjae on March 29, 2012

Want to test Windows 8, the new Metro UI, and see what everyone is talking about? You don‘t want to install the Preview on the computer you use every day because you need to stay productive.
We have the answer.
PC users across the country are testing Windows 8 using Parallels Workstation 6! Just install Parallels, download and install Windows 8 in a virtual machine, and you can test it without worry! What if the beta of Win 8 gets corrupted? No worries — just delete the virtual machine and start over with just a few clicks.
Parallels Workstation 6 lets you simultaneously run multiple OS configurations at the same time on Windows and Linux PCs, without rebooting.
Top features include:
• Windows-based & Linux-based applications on the same PC without rebooting
• Drag & drop, copy and paste, share files between Virtual Machines (VMs) as well as the host OS to simplify the movement of data
• Quick VM isolation from the host computer
• Automatically encrypt VMs to improve privacy and security
• Seamlessly move between virtual environments with SmartMouse features, adaptive hypervisor, cut and paste capabilities, shared folders and Windows drag and drop capabilities
And just for PC World readers, you can get Parallels Workstation 6 today for just $9.99!

The $9.99 deal is over, price is now only $49.99, $30 off the list of $79.99,

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Parallels Workstation 6 for Windows and Linux released!!

Posted by essjae on November 10, 2011

It’s been a long time since Parallels gave the Win/Linux community any workstation love!

I bought the upgrade to 4 back in 2009!  They had a small booth at the Cloud Expo in Santa Clara.

Too bad I missed Kurt S. from the Connectix days.

Top Features Include:

Tested and certified on a wide variety of Windows editions and  Linux distributions to support your efforts across multiple environments.

• VM configuration capabilities for CPU and RAM allocations on a  per VM basis to help enforce good neighbor policies.

• Configurable VM isolation for advanced testing scenarios.

• Adaptive hypervisor improves performance for active window  applying the computers power where you need it most.

•  Fast virtual machines with Intel VT-x2 support (VPiDs, EPT & Flexpriority) taking  advantage of the latest hardware improvements.

• Plug and play support for a wide range of USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices.

• USB smart connections remember assignments or default to your desired configuration  eliminating reconfiguration.

• Easy virtual networking to enable moving between offices, networks and more.

• Drag and drop, copy and paste, share files between Virtual Machines as well as the host OS to simplify the movement of data.

• Coherence simplifies interaction by integrating application from multiple VMs onto the host desktop for easy access.

• Configure undo-disks to automatically reset VMs to their original starting state enabling rapid testing scenarios and share computer support for labs and  classrooms.

• Remotely start, stop & reset virtual machines without physically sitting at the computer extending administrators management reach.

• Access VMs and their applications from iPads and iPhones with Parallels Mobile allowing you to take your workstation with you, virtually.

• Easily convert physical environments into virtual machines with the Parallels Transporter application.

• Automatically encrypt virtual machines to improve privacy and security.

Supported Host OS Software


• Windows 7

• Windows Vista SP1, SP2

• Windows XP Pro SP3

• Windows XP Home SP3

• Debian 6.0

• Fedora 14, 15

• RHEL 6, 6.1

• SLED 11 SP1

• Ubuntu 10.10, 11.04


• Windows 7

• Windows Vista SP1, SP2

• Windows XP Pro SP2

• Debian 6.0

• Fedora 14, 15

• RHEL 6, 6.1

• SLED 11 SP1

• Ubuntu 10.10, 11.04

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