For the most part, OS X supports mainstream applications that are also available on Windows, but if you’re looking to use a very particular piece of software that just isn’t available on OS X, or if its OS X equivalent just isn’t up to scratch, then running Windows on your Mac is probably a good idea.

There are a couple of different options to choose from, like Boot Camp and Parallels, but if you’re a fan of the latter, you might be interested to learn that the developers have recently released Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac. With the latest release of Parallels Desktop, it will include support for Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apart from the support of Apple’s latest operating system, Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac is also said to be up to 60% faster as far as snapshots are concerned. Opening Windows documents on Mac is also said to be 48% faster, and if you’re using the software on a laptop, it has been optimized further where battery life has been extended up to 30% from last year’s release.

If you already have Parallels Desktop 8 or 9 installed, you can upgrade to version 10 for $49.99. Alternatively if you’re new to Parallels, you will be able to purchase it in its entirety for $79.99. To learn more you can check out the video above or head on over to Parallels’ website for the details.

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