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Parallels Desktop Helps Tubes Share Both Windows and Mac Files
Adesso Systems, a leading provider of content replication and collaboration solutions, and virtualization leader Parallels, today announced that its Adesso’s instant social networking application, Tubes™, is now accessible to Apple Mac users running Parallels Desktop for Mac, the first solution that lets Mac users run Windows and OS X simultaneously, without rebooting. By including full support for Parallels Desktop for Mac, Tubes now enables Mac users to create, connect and share via Tubes as easily as Windows users.

Tubes takes full advantage of Parallels’ new Coherence feature, which allows Windows applications to run directly on the Mac desktop like native Mac applications. This enables the drag and drop distribution of both Mac and Windows media, documents and files via Tubes, regardless of which environment – Windows or Mac - the user is currently working with. A short video of Tubes running in Parallels Desktop’s Coherence Mode is available at

“We applaud the Tubes team for being among the first companies to extend their reach to Mac users by enabling full compatibility with Parallels Desktop for Mac and Parallels new Coherence feature,” says Benjamin Rudolph, Director of Corporate Communications, Parallels. “We anticipate a groundswell of innovative software companies with important new technologies to follow Adesso and Tubes on this path to broader market acceptance.”

“We are committed to bringing our entire Tubes platform to the Mac and this was a logical first step to demonstrate our dedication to the Mac community,” said Steve Chazin, vice president of marketing. “Not many small companies take the time to qualify a Windows product on the Mac, but we felt it was important to begin here. We’re happy to support this configuration so Mac users can now take advantage of our simple yet powerful social sharing application. We love the Mac (it’s the only computer I use) and this is just the beginning of our burgeoning Mac story as we work to increase Tubes’ functionality and expand our base of users.”

The latest Tubes upgrade, Beta 4, was delivered only 8 weeks after the first public beta version debuted on January 16, 2007. Beta 4 features better firewall and proxy support, smaller download size, new download progress indicators, a streamlined user interface, automatic notifications and new auto-update capability. This version is now supported on all Intel-based Macs running Parallels Desktop for Mac, which is available for purchase and as a free, fully functional trial download, at To date, more than three-quarters of a million people have discovered Tubes at

Published Friday, March 30, 2007 5:27 AM by David Marshall
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