Mavericks as Guest OS

Parallels announced an update to Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac today that introduces experimental support for OS X Mavericks. That means developers with access to Mavericks will be able to run Parallels Desktop 8 on the OS and also install the OS X 10.9 preview in a virtual machine.

The company has an article available to walk devs through getting Desktop 8 for Mac running on Mavericks and another outlining best practices for installing it as a virtual machine. While you can’t yet install Mavericks into a blank virtual machine, you will be able to update an existing OS X install to the developer preview. Those error messages some users were getting when attempting to run Mavericks on Parallels Desktop 8 should also be taken care of with the latest build.

Parallels hinted more news about Mavericks and its integration with Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is on the way and is answering questions in its forums here and here.

Good news if you don’t yet own a copy: Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is currently 25% for a limited time.

Parallels just released an update to Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, the No. 1-selling software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting, which includes experimental support for the latest developer preview of OS X Mavericks.  By updating to the latest build of Parallels Desktop (build 8.0.18494) and following instructions in theParallels blog post, developers who are registered members of Apple’s Developer Program can run Parallels Desktop 8 on OS X Mavericks and run OS X Mavericks in a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac.

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