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					                                                                  “Its like having two computers in one, the best of both worlds.”                                                                              Ve r s i o n 1 . 0
                                                                            Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal


                                                  Parallels Desktop for Mac versus CrossOver for Mac
                 “ R u n Windo ws a nd Ma c O S X at t he s am e t i me . Pa ral l e l s D es kt o p f or Mac i s Fas t , Se cu re & F le x ib le .”
Pr od uct                    Parallels Desktop for Mac                                                                        CrossOver for Mac
Company                      Parallels                                                                                        CodeWeavers

                             Competitive advantage of Parallels over CrossOver:                                               Competitive advantage of CrossOver over Parallels:
                              -      Parallels; a cool product that allows users to run Windows side-                         -    CrossOver customers do not require a Windows Operating
                                     by-side with Mac.                                                                             System to run Windows Software.
                              -      Time to Market: Lead time associated with providing support to                           -    CrossOver customers do not need to share files and folders
Co mpet it ive                       new Windows Applications thru CrossOver for Mac.                                              since they have one Operating System.
Ad va n tage                  -      Breadth of Software that is available to customers compared to
S u m ma r y                         the limited amount of Software that is available thru CrossOver.
                              -      CrossOver for Mac does not support any Drivers or Windows
                                     Hardware/Devices. This prevents customers from being able to
                                     use printers, synchronize their PDA & Cell Phone, Use Gaming
                                     Controls to play games…etc.
Price                        $79.99, free 15 day trial available                                                              $59.95
                             Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later
H o st S ys t e m            NEW! Support for developer build Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”
                             N E W ! F u l l S u p p o r t 6 4 - b i t M a c P r o To w e r s & 6 4 - b i t i M a c           Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later
                                                                                                                              No Operating System – Limited Windows Software
                             W i n d o w s 3 . 1 , 3 . 11 , 9 5 , 9 8 , M e , N T, 2 0 0 0 , X P, 2 0 0 3 , L i n u x ,
                             F r e e B S D , O S / 2 , e C o m St a t i o n , S o l a r i s , M S - D O S , O P E N S T E P   MS Office 2000 – Gold Support
G ues t O S
                             R C 2 u pd a t e – E x p e r i m e n t a l W i n d o w s V i s t a s u p p o r t P               M S O f f i c e P r o X P, V i s i o 2 0 0 0 , Q u i c k e n 2 0 0 3 – S i l v e r S u p p o r t
                                                                                                                              MS Office 2003, Quicken 2005, Games – Bronze Support
Pr oc ess or                 I n t e l x 8 6 , I n t e l V T- x                                                               Intel x86
P e rfo r ma nc e            Near-Native Most average users won’t notice the difference                                       Near-Native
                             Parallels Compressor Free
                             Optimize performance & Hard Disk space
O pt i m iz at io n To o l                                                                                                    None
                             Reduces virtual drive size by 50% or more.
Dow nload Size               23 MB                                                                                            128 MB
                                                                                                                              CrossOver uses WINE which is an Open Source
S o l ut io n                                                                                                                 implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.
                             Virtualization - no hardware partitioning required                                               Users are able to run Windows applications on their Mac
                             Users Increase PC utilization thru virtualization                                                without the need to install Windows Operating System.


Parallels confidential                                              Parallels Desktop for Mac versus Cross Over for Mac                                                                         September 27, 2006
                                                           “Its like having two computers in one, the best of both worlds.”                                                             Ve r s i o n 1 . 0
                                                                           Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal

                                                                                                                                      There is no need for file-sharing since CrossOver does not
                           Instantly switch between Windows & Mac without restarting                                                  include Microsoft Windows Operating System. Users can store
Wind ow s/M ac O S         File Sharing between Windows & Mac is simple                                                               their Windows files and open them from Mac OS X.
Integration                Cut and Paste between Windows & Mac

                           USB 1.1, Mac hardware support, web camera, Windows Mobile 5,                                               No support for any Hardware/Devices that run on Windows
                           CD/DVD (read data disc & installations)                                                                    Operating System. Printer drivers are not supported. Mac
H a rdw are /De vi c e s   S u p p o r t w i l l b e a d d e d f o r 3 D A c c e l e r a t o r, C D / D V D O p t i c a l M e d i a   Hardware and Device Support.
                           (music CD’s & DVD videos), USB 2.0, & multiple NIC’s
                           Disable File Sharing to prevent Malicious software from damaging                                           Malicious software running on CrossOver might do limited
Security                   your Mac files.                                                                                            d a m a g e t o y o u r M a c c o m p u t e r.
Ne tw orking               Networking & Internet access pre-configured                                                                N/A
                           Email, discussion forums, online documentations & per-incident
Su pp ort                  phone ($29.99)
                                                                                                                                      CrossOver online documentations, Chat Support & Forums.

   •   Each Parallels virtual machine works exactly like a stand alone machine, and works with its own RAM, processors, CD/DVD drive, etc. –
       everything a real computer contains.




Parallels confidential                                          Parallels Desktop for Mac versus Cross Over for Mac                                                           September 27, 2006

				
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