Parallels Desktop, the leading piece of virtualization software for OS X, has finally come out of its release candidate cocoon and become a final product. Parallels, as it is commonly referred to, is an advanced application that lets its users run other operating systems, from Linux to Windows, at near native speeds. Many web developers like using Parallels Desktop running Windows XP so that they can test websites in Internet Explorer.
Until July 15th, you can pick up Parallels for 50. Afterwards, Parallels Desktop bundled with Parallels Compressor will run your wallet down 80. Parallels is ideal for those that don't want to deal with setting up Boot Camp and dedicating more than 10GB to a Windows partition. If you haven't seen Parallels Desktop in action before, take a look at the video I found on YouTube.