August 8, 2006 9:19 AM PDT
Virtualization firm Parallels updates software
The updates to Parallels, mostly designed to speed up the efficiency of the software, include the option to switch off the computer's hard drive cache to improve performance, better keyboard and USB (universal serial bus) support and some bug fixes. Current Parallels users can download the new beta version for free; new users are able to try it for 15 days before forking over the regular price of $79.99. The updated Parallels software is expected to make the transition from beta to full mode in several weeks.