Canonical Delivers Parallels to the Desktop

Susan Hall

Ubuntu sponsor Canonical on Thursday began making Parallels Workstation for Linux available to users through the built-in software update tool, using a feature called the Ubuntu Partner Repository, reports ZDNet.


The move makes the application available directly to the desktop, allowing users to run Windows and Linux simultaneously on a single system.


According to Ars Technica, Parallels will be offered as a free trial that will require users to buy a key through Canonical's store for the full version. Though the move will make installation simpler, it says it's uncertain whether the commercial software will be used much in the United States.

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