Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Giveaway

by Lolli

Right now more than ever it’s easier for PC and Mac users to coexist.

But have you ever tried running Windows-only apps on your Mac?

To help long-time PC users make the switch to a Mac without sacrificing the Windows-only software and files they still need, Parallels now offers the software Parallels Desktop 7 for MacParallels Desktop 7 lets you run Windows applications on your Mac computer.  With Parallels, you can have the best of both worlds all on one computer, so there’s no need to store your old PC in the back of a closet ‘just in case’.  No running to a friend’s house just so you can open a Windows-only app or file you need to use!

I am one of those long-time PC users.  I have heard so many great things about Macs, but I will admit that I like to stick with what I am already comfortable with.  Parallels Desktop 7 definitely makes me realize that it wouldn’t be difficult to actually make that switch.

For those current Mac users on the go, Parallels even has an accompanying Parallels mobile app that allows you to access your computer from anywhere via your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Forgot something on your desktop at home? Have no fear, Parallels is here.

Parallels Desktop 7 is available on their website for $79.99.  You can also get the Parallels Mobile app at the iTunes store for a special introductory price of $4.99!  (Standard price is $19.99)

Still not sure you want to make the switch?  Try it here FREE for 14 days!


Enter to win a copy of Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and Parallels Mobile app

To enter this giveaway, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway ends April 10th.

This is part of a promotional campaign with Parallels Software. All opinions are our own.

Email Author    |    Website About Lolli

Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 sidd March 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

thanks for this giveaway.Please count me in.


2 Cocco March 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Love my mac but still can’t do without some of the apps I bought for Windows. Please count me in!


3 Cool March 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I use Window of cause. Well why you ask? Definitely it is because of its price – cheaper and more software and hardware choice to choose from.


4 Susan P. March 29, 2012 at 1:05 am

Long time Mac user – since 1985. My daughter runs Windows on her MacbookPro with no problems.


5 Mohammad Wasiullah March 29, 2012 at 1:51 am

I am using Windows but I plan to use Mac But I can’t leave windows there are lots of data If i win this would useful for me I would able to both work in machine whatever that window Apps or mac apps
Thanks for giveaway please count me in


6 Art Clarke March 29, 2012 at 1:52 am

Thank you for this giveaway. I’m espoused to a very busy mom and yes, we are a multi-OS family. Parallels Desktop would be a way we could share the bounty of (often expensive) software.
Please allow me to enter the contest.


7 Pam March 29, 2012 at 3:19 am

Please include me in your Parallels 7 giveaway


8 Vivek Anand March 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Thanks a lot Lolli and Parallels for the superb and highly regarded Parallel Desktop 7 for Mac software giveaway which is perfect on Mac OS.I have a Mac Desktop system and iPhone which can really use this for managing all my PC needs and apps on Mac.

Best Regards


9 Donna March 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

I guess I will make that switch sometimes. This trial period is a good way to see if I can make it.


10 Carley L March 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I’ve been a Mac user for a little over four years and will never go back. I like the ease of use, the lack of viruses, and the ability to seamlessly sync my MacBook with my iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

It’s funny because I actually do have a tower PC in my house that only gets plugged in when I need to use the odd PC-only software I have, so Parallels would be great.


11 Ashley S March 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I use Mac, for the obvious reasons. It’s easier to use, more efficient, and no viruses. I can’t live without my Sony Vegas Pro though so this would be amazing.


12 Brandy April 1, 2012 at 5:29 am

My boyfriend is buying me a mac for my birthday and I think this would be perfect to help with my transition!!


13 Chuck April 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

We use mac at home on our desktop.


14 angie April 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

pc no reason imparticular


15 tamar April 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I’m a PC, but I’d love to get Mac OS X on here via Parallels.


16 jakara jackson April 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

MAC-huge fan of Apple


17 Liam Hing April 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I love Mac, it’s cleaner and has a better GUI. But I always need windows for windows software.


18 Junior April 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I use mac.


19 Matt P. April 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I’m enjoying my Mac, but still need Windows for some legacy work software and work stuff. I have used both Parallels and VMWare, and really prefer Parallels. Winning a copy would be great!


20 Rafael Masoni April 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I’m a web developer who still needs Windows for IE testing. This would be great.


21 AndyCarolan April 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Im a designer and use a PC but am thinking about switching to an iMac… Parallels would make the transition far less painless. I also use an iPad for sketching etc :)


22 okidoki99 April 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

count me in for a mac version ;)


23 Edith April 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I use Windows and Mac platforms. I mostly use my Mac for design programs, word processing, and a lot more. I use my Windows computer for AutoCAD since I don’t want to purchase the Mac version, plus it will cost an arm and two legs to buy.


24 Andy April 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I use a Mac because I cherish the craftsmanship that went into both the machinea and the Operating System. But I use Windows as well because I adore the versatility of it.


25 Matthew April 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I love my Mac because it’s fast and does many things, including booting between Windows and Mac naturally.


26 Helen Stockwell April 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I currently have a PC because it was on sale and I needed a laptop on sale to search for a new job!

Thank you!



27 Jason April 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Both. PC for gaming, mac for sitting on the couch websurfing and watching Netflix. If I had parallels I’d install Windows and use my PC only HDTV dongle to record tv.


28 Ben April 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Mac computers are better than Windows computers, because Macs come with stickers! :D

I like the fact that OS X feels like a crossbreed between Windows and Linux: You can get a gorgeous UI and plenty of quality software while still being able to be a hard-core power user.


29 Bert April 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Currently using a mid 2011 Imac, 3.2ghz? 27″
Love the screen, disapointed by the speed. When I upgrade (probably next year some time) will probabaly go back to PC


30 Stacey D April 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

We actually have both in our house! Mac for hubby, PC for me!


31 Elden W April 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I use PC mostly because I use my computer for games


32 Nemesis April 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I use Mac always. I love it so much.


33 Janet April 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm

We use both PCs and Macs here at home because we have software applications that specifically run on one platform or the other.


34 Brian E. April 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…we use Macs because we believe they are have superior hardware / operating system !
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