You may know that you can boot Windows on your Mac machine by virtue of the two operating systems sharing the same processing technology. What you may not know is you can actually run both at the same time through emulator software like Parallels.
PCMag.com reports that the new version now supports Windows 8 apps running on a Mac, either in the background or in full screen mode. If you own a MacBook Pro with a Retina display, the “Modern” Windows 8 apps will benefit from the increase in display resolution.
In fact, Parallels says that Desktop 8 can run all sorts of programs on a Mac PC, “regardless of whether it’s an app for OS X, Windows, Google Chrome OS, Ubuntu, or even Android.”
Owners of the current version, Desktop 7, can go ahead and download Desktop 8 right now from the Parallels website for $49.99 and if you bought Desktop 7 after July 25, the upgrade to Desktop 8 is free.
The full version will launch on September 4th and will be priced at $79.99, with a version available for students for$39.99.