Phoenix Software Joins Parallels as South African Distributor

August 23, 2007

Renton, WA and Cape Town, South Africa - August 23rd 2007 - Phoenix Software, one of the foremost software re-publishers and Parallels, leading provider of innovative desktop and server virtualization software for the Windows, Macintosh, and Linux communities, have finalized an agreement whereby Phoenix Software will serve as the distributor of Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels’ market leading solution that enables users to run Windows, Linux, or any other x86 operating systems at the same time as Mac OS X.

Through the development of ground-breaking virtualization solutions for both servers and workstations, Parallels is helping to alleviate the cost and headache associated with a traditional IT infrastructure. Virtual IT infrastructures help corporates lower operating costs, improve user productivity, and maximize hardware value by reducing the total number of machines needed to complete critical tasks. With fewer machines in operation, enterprises save time, energy costs, and can make more efficient use of physical space, existing hardware, and support team efforts. Parallels virtualization technology is used by more than half a million people worldwide and is revolutionizing the way people use computers.

"This is an exciting agreement for Phoenix Software", stated Simon Campbell-Young, CEO Phoenix Software. "The availability of Parallels Desktop now allows enterprises and consumers to get the best of both worlds and run Windows XP on Mac without the need to reboot. Parallels is a SWsoft company – the global leader in providing virtualization and automation software. We are looking forward to expanding the success of Parallels with our appointment as distributor for Parallels Desktop for Mac 3.0 for RSA".

Parallels Desktop 3.0, which was released for general sale in June 2007, makes it possible to run Windows, Linux, and more side-by-side with Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac, without rebooting. With Parallels’ award-winning virtualization technology, Mac users can run Mac OS X and their favourite Windows applications at the same time and at blazing speeds. Users can even drag-and-drop files between desktops, run Windows applications on Mac like native Mac applications with Parallels innovative Coherence technology, and open any file from either OS with any application from either OS with SmartSelect. The new release of Parallels Desktop for Mac comes packed with 50+ new features and enhancements including enhanced support for XP and Vista, support for shared printers, OpenGL 1.5 / DirectX 8.1 support and much more!

Parallels for Desktop 3.0 is available in South Africa at 799.99R from:

Cool Apple Buddy- Johannesburg
Digicape - Cape Town
Access International - Cape Town

About Phoenix Software:
Phoenix Software is a software republishing business. Founded in September 1999, PS supplies a wide range of software products to distribution and retail partners. The company focuses on niche software that is aimed at vertical markets and has an ongoing mission to bring leading-edge products to the marketplace in a timely and professional manner, whilst offering excellent price/performance ratios. The company’s product range includes titles from leading vendors such as Nero, Roxio, Punch Software, Paragon, Ulead, Corel, Parallels, CyberLink, Intervideo, Sony, Software Imaging, Ink Saver, Webroot, TonerSaver, Individual, BulkSMS, ThinkFree, X-00M, Zgroup, Onspeed, Onspeed Mobile and G Data Internet Security and Anti Virus. For additional information please visit

About Parallels
Parallels, an SWsoft company, builds powerful, user-friendly, cost-effective hardware virtualization solutions for the Windows, Macintosh, and Linux communities. Headquartered in Renton, WA, Parallels is a global company that employs a rapidly growing team of experienced technical and business professionals. For more information, please visit

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