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Windows 10 Technical Preview Available For Mac Users Through Parallels

Parallels allows Mac users to run Windows 7, 8.1, Linux and Chrome OS on any Mac product, and today, the program now allows Parallels customers to also try out the Windows 10 Technical Preview, as well as the Windows 10 Office Preview.

Just like Windows 10 testers on PC, those who use Parallels can also provide feedback on the new Windows build. The Windows OS is technically a virtual machine and works alongside Mac OS Yosemite, Mavericks or Mountain Lion and appears as a separate window on the desktop. To run Windows 10, Parallels users need to upgrade to version 10.1.4.

The latest version includes Windows integration with Mac functions. For example, running Microsoft Office on Parallels allows saving documents on Dropbox, Google Drive or Apple's iCloud. Additionally, apps installed on Windows will also appear on the Mac launchpad for easy access.

However, Parallels might be a little costly for customers. After a two-week trial of Parallels, it will cost you $79.99 to keep going, while students only have to pay $39.99. Those who already own Parallels version 8 or 9 might have up to upgrade to the latest version for $49.99.

Additionally, those on Parallels version 10 also get a three-month subscription to Parallels Access, an app that allows remote access for up to five Macs and PCs as well as iOS and Android devices.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Lol, ill show you a free way!

    1. get a extra HDD
    2. install windows 10 on it.
    3. dual boot!
    Reply
  • thundervore
    15275706 said:
    Lol, ill show you a free way!

    1. get a extra HDD
    2. install windows 10 on it.
    3. dual boot!

    Waiting for the obvious noob to come along and say "its not free because you still have to pay for the extra HDD" like they never had a spare HDD laying around collecting dust.
    Reply
  • dstarr3
    Lol, ill show you a free way!

    1. get a extra HDD
    2. install windows 10 on it.
    3. dual boot!

    4. Chuck the Mac hard drive out the window.
    Reply
  • TechyInAZ
    15275748 said:
    15275706 said:
    Lol, ill show you a free way!

    1. get a extra HDD
    2. install windows 10 on it.
    3. dual boot!

    Waiting for the obvious noob to come along and say "its not free because you still have to pay for the extra HDD" like they never had a spare HDD laying around collecting dust.

    Eh good point. I have over 30 HDD's laying around my house for years now which is why I forget that not everybody has a bunch of old drives...
    Reply
  • TechyInAZ
    15276082 said:
    Lol, ill show you a free way!

    1. get a extra HDD
    2. install windows 10 on it.
    3. dual boot!

    4. Chuck the Mac hard drive out the window.

    Agreed! :D
    Reply
  • chicofehr
    Do a fresh install of Window 10 over the Mac OS. Now you have an overpriced Windows PC.
    Reply
  • royalcrown
    An even MORE FREE way...skip the extra HDD and use Bootcamp.
    Reply
  • erickmendes
    Even better, sell your Mac and buy an helicopter, a cadillac, a new house, make a face lift, go skying in Switzerland, build yourself a workstation with dual 1TB SSD and save the spare money for your childrens college.
    Reply
  • torbendalum
    Or use VirtualBox, a free alternative to Parallels or vmware fusion
    Reply
  • Haravikk
    I've been running Windows 10 Technical Preview under dual boot and VMWare Fusion's Bootcamp support since the first technical preview was released, so I really don't see what's so special about this announcement; the technical preview itself is free, and under the hood the OS is basically still just Windows 8 (the biggest changes are with the UI).

    Unless Parallels are implying that it didn't work before then I don't see how anything's changed. And if it didn't work before then it means that Parallels was broken.
    Reply