Parallels Workstation


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Parallels Workstation

Virtual machine software from Parallels, Inc., Renton, WA (www.parallels.com) that allows versions of Windows and Linux to run on the same x86-based PC. Parallels Workstation supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista client operating systems, Windows 2000 and 2003 server versions, as well as numerous Linux distributions, including Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu.

The Parallels virtual machine software that supports the Mac is Parallels Desktop for Mac (see Parallels Desktop).
References in periodicals archive ?
This is the type of virtual machine supported by default in VMWare Workstation 6 and Parallels Workstation 2.2.
Available at a special introductory price of $44.99, Parallels Workstation allows users of any skill level to easily run multiple operating systems on a single computer (http://www.cnr.com/product/parallels).
Parallels Workstation is an easy-to-use and cost-effective desktop virtualization solution.
"We're excited to make Parallels Workstation 2.2 available through CNR.com," said Benjamin Rudolph, Director of Corporate Communications.
The updated version of the Parallels Workstation includes a number of great new features that make using multiple operating systems simultaneously even easier.
New Features in the updated Parallels Workstation 2.2:
-- Parallels Workstation 2.2 installation on new Linux kernels (2.6.20, 2.6.22, 2.6.23) -- Significantly improved AMD-V support
Parallels and Avanquest UK have announced that it is bringing virtualization to Windows Vista through Parallels Workstation 2.2 for Windows and Linux, the easy-to-use desktop virtualization software that enables users to simultaneously run multiple operating systems on any PC running Linux or Windows including Windows Vista.
According to the company, new features in vThere 2.0 include: integration of Parallels Workstation for Windows; enhanced image compression; a securely-hosted Web site for image distribution; centralized activation management; image revocation services; centralized policy management; as well as location specific computing.
Parallels Workstation for Linux is a powerful, easy-to-use, and cost-effective virtualization solution which empowers Linux users to simultaneously run any version of Windows, including Windows Vista, any Linux distribution, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2, eComStation or DOS, in a stable, secure virtual machine on any Linux-powered PC.
"The combination is a perfect fit: Linspire, Freespire and Parallels Workstation already work flawlessly together and each of these products was designed from the beginning with user convenience in mind," said Benjamin Rudolph, Director of Corporate Communications, Parallels.
Parallels Workstation is available immediately to Linspire and Freespire users for $49.99.