Want a taste of what’s to come for those who use Windows? With the latest version of Parallels Desktop 10, you can run Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac without even leaving Yosemite.
That means you can test out Windows’ new Start menu, Cortana integration, the new Windows Store, and lots more ahead of its consumer debut this fall. You can also run all of your favorite Windows apps, including the new Office Preview for Windows 10.
It should be noted, however, that Windows 10 support in Parallels Desktop is “experimental,” which means you may run into some bugs and other instabilities that still need to be ironed out.
“Parallels Desktop enjoys very strong support among software developers and IT pros,” said Parallels president Jack Zubarev. “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.”
If you don’t already own Parallels Desktop 10, you can buy it for $79.99 from the Parallels online store, or $39.99 if you’re a student. If you own Parallels Desktop 8 or 9, you can upgrade to the latest release for just $49.99.
Before you buy, however, take advantage of the two-week free trial to see if Parallels is right for you.