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Newest Release of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Now Available at OnTheHub

Desktop virtualization on Mac computers just got a lot easier for students, faculty and staff of academic institutions worldwide with the release today of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac throughout OnTheHub Network of web stores powered by Kivuto Solutions Inc., the world's leading provider of hosted, flexible and scalable solutions for complex digital distribution requirements.

Available through OnTheHub in North America and select countries in South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, Parallels Desktop 9 is the latest version of the number-one-selling software for running Windows(R) and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac, without rebooting. This latest release is available to qualified OnTheHub members for up to 50 percent off the retail price.

"Parallels Desktop 9 offers innovative and indispensable new features, such as cloud storage optimizations for iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive," said Kim Johnston, VP of Marketing at Parallels "Users will also enjoy increased productivity with Mac OS X features like Launchpad in Windows applications and with the upcoming OS X Mavericks. For Windows 8 users, Parallels Desktop 9 incorporates the familiar and much-missed real Start menu and Windows Start button."

Parallels Desktop 9 also delivers much improved performance for some of the most common scenarios and operations:

  • 40 percent improvement in disk performance
  • 25 percent faster virtual machine startup and shutdown
  • 20 percent virtual machine suspension
  • 15 percent faster 3D graphics rendering and web-browsing

"This latest release of Parallels Desktop across the OnTheHub network continues our long-standing relationship with Parallels, which has allowed us to bring innovative software to students, faculty, and staff worldwide at discounted prices," said Brad Brohman, VP of Sales at Kivuto. "Our global community of users will benefit greatly from this new version, which is being made available to coincide with the start of the new school year in most regions."

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is available for download to verified users of academic institutions for only $39.99 USD.

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:54 PM by David Marshall
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