Please review the software and hardware requirements necessary for installing Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac below.
|Primary Operating System||Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (including Leopard and Snow Leopard) or higher running on an Intel® Mac.|
|Mac Computer||Support for any 32- or 64-bit Intel®-based Mac:
|Processors||Support for any 32- or 64-bit Intel® Core Duo processor featured in new Intel® Macs::
|Memory Requirements||1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended to run Windows Vista). Support for any memory configuration (up to 16 GB), without modifying your host system|
|Disk Space||Software Installation — 450 MB of available hard drive space for Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac installation (plus space to allocate to your virtual machine.)
Virtual Machine Installation — Hard drive space allocation for virtual machines is dependent upon the guest operating system. 15 GB of available hard drive space is recommended per virtual machine for Windows and Linux.
|CD-ROM||CD-ROM drive for installation (if applicable)|
|Networking||Internet connection is required to receive online Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac product updates|
|Display||16-bit or 32-bit display adapter recommended|
|Supports 32- and 64-bit virtual machine operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Solaris — not included.|
|Processor||Virtualized Processor of host Mac|
|Motherboard||Generic motherboard compatible with Intel i815 chipset|
|Memory||Up to 8GB RAM available for each virtual machine|
|Keyboard||104-key Windows enhanced keyboard|
|Mouse||PS/2 wheel mouse|
|Display||VGA and SVGA with VESA 3.0 support
3D Graphics support (DirectX9.0 with Shaders Model 2, DirectX Pixel Shaders and OpenGL 2.0)
Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE4) support
|IDE Drives||Up to 4 IDE Devices; CD/DVD-ROM Drives, Virtual Hard drives or any combination of the two. Virtual Hard Drive from up to 2TB each|
|Floppy Drives||1.44 Floppy drive mapped to FDD image file|
|CD Drives||CD/DVD-ROM drives mapped to physical drive, ISO or DMG image file
Burn CDs and DVDs directly in virtual machines, play audio CDs, and read data from copy-protected CDs and DVDs.
|Sound Card||AC’97-compatible sound card. Sound recording is supported|
|Serial Ports||Up to four Serial (COM) Port mapped to a socket or to an output file|
|Parallels Ports||Up to three bi-directional parallel (LPT) ports mapped to output file|
|Ethernet© Cards||Up to 16 Virtual NICs
Ethernet virtual network card compatible with RTL8029 bridged to Apple Ethernet or Apple Airport adapter, connected to host-only or shared networking
|USB Ports||USB 2.0 support; 8 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 1.1 ports|
Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese and Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified). Check for local availability.