Parallels Desktop and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
As you may have heard, Apple has released to its Developer Community a preview of the next version of OS X: OS X Mavericks. What is the easiest way to use a new operating system, especially a early preview of an operating system currently still under development? In a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop, of course. So, the Engineering team at Parallels has released Knowledge Base articles about installing OS X Mavericks in Parallels Desktop 8 and about installing Parallels Desktop 8 on a Mac that is running OS X Mavericks:
KB 116282: How to install OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview in a virtual machine
KB 116259: Start Parallels Desktop for Mac on OS X Mavericks
Right now, OS X Mavericks is only available to registered members of Apple's Developer Program. Thus, if you aren't an Apple developer you won't be able to see what these two KBs enable you to do. So, we thought we would share with you a screenshot of my Mac running OS X Mavericks in a VM in Parallels Desktop 8. (See below.)
As we have more information to share about this exciting new OS release from Apple, and especially about its use with Parallels Desktop, we will share it here in the Consumer Tech Blog.
In the meantime, stay up to date with our current forums:
- Running Parallels Desktop 8 on Mac OS X Mavericks discussion is available here.
- Running Mac OS X Mavericks in Parallels Desktop 8 Virtual Machine can be discussed here.
Parallels Customer Quote of the Week (6/14)
Did you know Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac recently won the latest MacTech virtualization benchmarks and the 2013 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards? If you need further proof of how awesome Parallels Desktop 8 is, look no further than this week's Customer Quote!
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The Winner of the iMac from Parallels is…
The first-ever VloggerFair, created and hosted by tech guru Chris Pirillo, sold out and was a FANtastic hit! We had a blast meeting Parallels fans, famous YouTube stars and demoing Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac tips and tricks for VloggerFair attendees.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to get a free shirt and entered our iMac giveaway on Twitter! We loved seeing all of your pictures and hope you were able to walk away with some new Parallels Desktop learning. Check out our VloggerFair photo album on Facebook, which might even feature you!
Now, without further ado, the winner of a brand-new iMac is…
Congratulations Sean Klitzner! You can subscribe to Sean on YouTube and follow Sean on Twitter.
Check out some of our favorite VloggerFair photos and highlights below.
Chris Pirillo opening the sold-out VloggerFair
Chris Pirillo and Joe Pirillo excited to be at the Parallels Booth.
iJustine is a fan of the Parallels Messenger Bags!
MattG124 showing some excitement for Parallels!
Peter Chao rockin' in front of the Parallels Booth.
Catrific stopped by the Parallels Booth!
Andru Edwards with Parallels.
Kristina Horner gives a thumbs up to Parallels.
Hey Nadine channeling her inner Mountain Lion.
Ty Moss checking out Parallels.
Pirate Grayson hanging out at the Parallels Booth.
Chris Pirillo signing a MacBook. (That’s one expensive autograph!)
Thanks from the Parallels team at VloggerFair!
Official Rules of the Parallels VloggerFair iMac Giveaway.
WWDC Highlights: New iOS 7, Mac Pro, Macbook Air and More
Eager to hear about all of the new Mac updates that came out of WWDC this week? Be sure to check out our Scoop.It page for the Parallels Tech news round-up, which includes links to articles ranging all of the hottest trends and stories in the tech industry.
This week, at WWDC, Apple announced some huge updates, including:
- · iTunes radio, a free streaming radio service
- · iOS 7, which includes a new flat-design and significant updates to icons, user experience, Siri, multi-tasking, and more
- · A new Macbook Air with far superior battery life
- · A new Mac Pro with a revolutionary cylindrical design
Be sure to also follow us on Twitter for the latest Parallels news, tech news, and promotional contests.
(Photo via TechCrunch)
Don’t Miss the First-Ever VloggerFair for 50% Off, Get a Free Parallels Shirt & Enter to Win an iMac!
Don't miss the historic first-ever VloggerFair this weekend, June 8 - 9 at Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle. Hurry, because the gathering is on track to being sold out and will bring together about 1,000 video bloggers, a.k.a. vloggers, including fans and people who simply want to learn about vlogging. You don't need to be a vlogger to attend!
Tech guru host and Parallels Desktop for Mac user Chris Pirillo created this event so you have a chance to meet and learn from some of the most popular YouTube stars including iJustine, Shay Carl, Joey Graceffa, Corey Vidal, Techno Buffalo, Soldier Knows Best, Lamar Wilson, ItsJudysLife and more.
Parallels is pleased to offer a 50 percent discount on a general admission VloggerFair tickets which you can get by clicking here. Be sure to stop by the Parallels VloggerFair booth to learn how to enter and win a new iMac plus Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, Windows 8, Windows 7 and a Magic Trackpad! We're also giving away free Parallels T-shirts and other goodies at our booth while supplies last.
In the meantime, hear from Chris Pirillo himself to learn more about VloggerFair and be sure to check out more FAQ's.