Need to Run Windows on Your Mac? Parallels Has Got Your Back

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parallels. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

If you’ve ever wanted to retweet the link to a post but were afraid of what might happen, this will be the one to break you of that fear. Read on (or scroll to the bottom if that’s how you roll) to find out why!

So you’ve got a Mac, and you love it. OS X is pretty, it’s functional, and in spite of the ribbing you might get from your more Windows-centric friends, it’s the system that you happen to prefer. But sometimes, because of its popularity with the rest of the world (those savages!), you still find that you need to use Microsoft Windows for any number of reasons. Maybe you’ve got software from the time before you made the switch that you don’t want to buy all over again. Perhaps you want to check out a new game or application that’s been put out, but it’s got a blasted “Runs on Windows — OS X Coming Soon!” sticker prominently displayed on the box. Or maybe those aforementioned Windows-centric friends keep sending you files that require their operating system of choice.

So you can roll your eyes, curse through your teeth, and make the costly choice of buying a new PC to take up more precious space in your home office, or you can simply get a nifty little thing called Parallels that will allow you to run Windows on your operating system of choice.

It is nice to have such choices, right?

And Parallels won’t confine you to making the choice of running Windows on your Mac. It’ll also allow you to run Linux, Google Chrome OS, and/or several other operating systems on your Mac if you so desire. How’s that for having choices?

Here are just some of the other benefits you might want to consider when weighing the buy a new PC vs. run Parallels on your Mac dilemma.

  • Parallels allows you to enjoy Windows without the risk of ruining your system with malware and other vicious online-contracted critters that exist only to mess up (or steal) your data and thrive on your tears.
  • Parallels allows you to install Windows and all of its drivers without having to deal with oodles of OEM junkware and half-trial crud.
  • Parallels allows you to easily “boot” between multiple installations, and even different versions of Windows.
  • If you frequently need to use both Windows and OS X and you travel a lot, it’s sure nice to only have to bring one computer equipped with Parallels along for the ride instead of two (especially if your airline charges for extra baggage).
  • Parallels allows you to use OS X functions like Full Screen, Launch Pad, and Mission Control with your Windows programs.

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If you’d like to pick up a copy of Parallels Desktop 7 — either as an upgrade to your current version or a brand new, full version — between now and the new year, why not save $10 for your trouble? Just go to the Parallels site, enter the coupon code PIRILLO when you check out by the end of December 31st, 2011, and we’ll hook you up with the discount.

And if you retweet the link to this post between now and January 1st, you’ll be eligible for our giveaway of either a MacBook Air + Parallels Desktop 7 or an iPad + Parallels Mobile!

Need to Run Windows on Your Mac? Parallels Has Got Your Back

108 thoughts on “Need to Run Windows on Your Mac? Parallels Has Got Your Back”

  1. I clicked the tweet button in the corner if that is what you meant.  I’ve always been a fan of Parallels when using it on other’s computers, but never had the money for it myself and rather not go about it the not-so-legal way if you know what I mean.  So I’ll just wait till I can afford it.

  2. Nice article. (ReTweeted)
     I don’t own or use a Mac only because the large majority of people I do business with whether at work or school tend to use Windows based PCs. Sharing files between the two formats is either a pain in the neck or outrageously expensive.
    As new technologies such as Paralells emerge, for me the temptation to look into non Windows machinery increases.

  3. Retweeted!
    I use my MacBook everywhere, but in my office I still have to use a lot of programs on a desktop winPC. This might be the solution we are waiting for, but I still think that every programmer should be aware that he is missing the growing Mac users group if his program is unusable for Mac in the firstplace!

  4. My first tweet!
    Thank you, would be nice to have a real computer after all those years using low-end computers and outdated systems!!

    Good iniciative, Chris, Lockergnome and Parallels!

  5. The thing that appeals me about Apple products is the software, and the thing that scares me away is the price. I would LOVE to use Logic Studio for music recording, but Apple bought out the company back in 2002, so they only make Logic for apple now.

  6. Thank you Chris and Parallels for doing this!  Are you taking just one entry only, or will multiple tweets increase our chances?

  7. Just tweeted this post, and would love to win an I-Pad 2, would help me in my job in so many ways. My non-profit doesn’t have the funds to upgrade to one, but it would really boost us up there in the community.  Thanks Chris for all you do.

  8. retweeted.   Either one would make a great addition to my “nasa launch station”  as my GF likes to call it

  9. I have participated in lots of mac product giveaways .Not got anything 🙁 . This time i feel its real bcuz of chris….. HOPE i win , as an indian , its a dream for me. 🙂 

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