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The amount of video RAM allocated to the guest OS was made adjustable, up to 32MB.Full featured CD/DVD drives arrived in this version, which allowed the user to burn disks directly in the virtual environment, and play any copy-protected CD or DVD as one would in Mac OS X.added some new features and updated some current features.The release focused on updates to Coherence, with support for Exposé, window shadows, transparent windows, and the ability to overlap several Windows and Mac windows.A tool called Parallels Transporter was included to allow users to migrate their Windows PC, or existing VMware or Virtual PC VMs to Parallels Desktop for Mac.In 2007, the German company Netsys Gmb H sued Parallels' German distributor Avanquest for copyright violation, claiming that Parallels Desktop and Parallels Workstation are directly based on a line of products called “two OStwo” that Parallels developed on paid commission for Netsys, of which it says, Netsys has been assigned all copyrights. is a developer of desktop and server virtualization software.Instead of upgrading its versions of software, the company’s income strategy is to generally allow versions to become obsolete with mac OS updates to drive consumers to purchase upgrades every one to two years.
It also added support for running 3D graphics in Windows virtual machines on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3.
Additionally, the lawsuit claimed that Parallels Desktop 2.5's compatibility with “two OStwo” showed that the two software products are run by essentially the same functional core.
On June 7, 2007 build 4124 was released as the first publicly available version of Desktop 3.0.
Released on June 15, 2006, it was the first software product to bring mainstream virtualization to Macintosh computers utilizing the Apple–Intel architecture (earlier software products ran PC software in an emulated environment).
Its name initially was 'Parallels Workstation for Mac OS X', which was consistent with the company's corresponding Linux and Windows products.