Parallels has updated its Desktop 10 for Mac software to enable customers to run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a Mac and test Microsoft's forthcoming release.
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac launched last autumn and updated the virtualisation platform for Mac computers to enable it to run on the latest version of the Apple OS X platform, Yosemite.
This release allowed users to run Windows 7 and Windows 8 applications seamlessly on a Mac.
Parallels has now issued an update that offers experimental support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview as a guest operating system, enabling trials of the new platform as well as the preview release versions of the 'universal' Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps Microsoft has made available for Windows 10.
The latest release of Parallels Desktop for Mac (10.1.4, build 28883) is required to run the Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 9926), Parallels said.
"Parallels Desktop enjoys very strong support among software developers and IT pros. We are happy to deliver all the tools they need to quickly and safely test or run the latest OS and applications, now including the Windows 10 Technical Preview," said Parallels president Jack Zubarev in a statement.
However, Parallels Desktop enables users to run more than just Windows on a Mac. They can choose whichever operating systems best fit their needs, including Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Windows 7, Chrome OS, Android and a number of Linux flavours.
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is available to purchase online. The Standard Edition is priced at £64.99, while a Student Edition is available for £32.95. Upgrades for Parallels Desktop 8 or 9 cost £34.99.
Mac users can also download a free two-week trial of Parallels Desktop and use the Parallels Wizard to install and try the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Parallels said.
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