Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Giveaway

You must be saying… WHAT?! Tech65 is giving away more stuff?! Yes, that’s right. This time round we are giving away TWO copies of Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. If you don’t already know, Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac allows you to run Windows, Linux, and other operating systems side-by-side with your Mac OS X.

Anyway, here are the details of how to get it. Just comment on this blog post or send us an email (65bits AT tech65 DOT org) telling us you want it. It’s as simple as that. We’ll randomly choose 2 lucky people to receive Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. This giveaway ends on Friday, 17th September 2010.

By the way, this giveaway is only available for people residing in Singapore.

Here’s more information about Parallels Desktop 5:

  • Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac enables more than 2 million users to run Windows, Linux and other operating systems side-by-side with Mac OS X
  • According to performance research conducted by Crimson Consulting Group, Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac performs 22% faster than the nearest Windows-on-Mac competitor in standard productivity testing of Windows 7 64-bit on a MacBook Pro.
  • In addition, version 5 is up to 300% faster for virtual machine operations than the previous version. For 3D and graphics performance, tested under the industry standard 3Dmark 2006 Professional test suite the new version performs up to 7 times better.
  • There are more than 70 new features in Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac, many of which give users the flexibility to work in the way they want. Users can choose how much or little Windows they want to see, from running Windows in Full Screen mode where Windows completely covers the Mac user interface to the new Crystal view mode which makes Windows completely disappear
  • Users can even get a Mac-like experience in their Windows applications, using the intuitive Apple Trackpad Gestures technology to pinch, swipe, and rotate as they do in Mac applications.
  • 7 times better graphic performance for games and 3D applications than the previous version with Direct X 9Ex with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 support
  • Would love to have it!

  • Imran Wahid

    I want it, I mean who wouldn’t want free stuffs right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • wow, this would be a good add-on when i buy a new Macbook Pro in the near future!

  • Neat stuff. Free Stuff. All kinds of geek stuff. Then i wont have to reboot my system over and over again for regardless endless reasons.

  • Calvin Ng

    I want it… I just bought a new MBP and this will comes in handy for me when installing win 7!!!!

  • Windstorm

    I just bought my first Macbook and am loving it compared to my “former” platform! Please yes, this will help me with my older teaching programs/simulations that won’t take the plunge. Thanks!

  • Bryan Goh

    I want it cos I’ve just bought my second macbook and I totally adore the fact that with Parallels, I’ll be able to run other Operating Systems on my mac! It’ll definitely come in handy for me in the course of my work and it’ll be a really good addition to my Macbook Pro! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharon Chen

    I want it! My com at home is dying.

  • Andrew K

    I want it to replace my outdated VMWare!

  • Joey Tay

    Yes, I want that!

  • Katie H.

    I really do want this! I have a MacBook, but I am not able to test websites in a Windows environment. Did I mention I really do want this?!

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Geoff

    I would really like this. It would help my slow migration away from Windows.

  • Laura F.

    I’d love to get it, because I still need Windows and IE for my distance studies..

  • G.B.

    I want it! (to replace VMWare :))


  • Darren Goh

    i am using a macbook pro and the rebooting is so troublesome everytime i need to use windows!

  • Getting Parallels 5 would help me solve those pesky IE bugs as a web developer because my clients insists IE is the only program to go to the Internet!

    Please choose me Tech65! I’ll guarantee it will be productively used!

  • Hudson Seah

    Wow Just finish watching Gear65 #13 รขโ‚ฌโ€œ Lenovo ThinkPad X200 love your site thanks.

  • Koi Hin

    Give me give me give me! ^_^

  • I wants it, my precious.

  • Danny Ng

    It will be great to run Windows within my mac without actually using Win OS as the core.
    Now Win OS will have the play slave to my Mac OS! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Justin Lee
A weird, passionate geek for technology with an undying love to pick at every flaw that will hopefully improve technology all around. Owns a lovely MacBook Pro with 8gigs of ram, involved intimately with Linux and works closely with Microsoft technologies. Wants to own an iPhone 4, owns an HTC Hero Android phone, Nexus One, once owned an iPhone 3g, still owns a 1st gen Sony Ericsson W800i. A coder of many languages, from Haskell to C#, from F# to Ruby. A jack of all technology, a master of one. Motto is "Taking over the world with every line of code". To contact me, email justin at tech65 dot org or check out my site
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