Parallels Turns (Version) 3 and Gains 3D

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Parallels has announced that they are a week or two away from releasing version 3.0 of their VM product, and this update is going to be a serious one, with more then 50 brand new features.

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The new version will allow your preferred application handlers to work cross-platform. That means you can open URLs in IE7, mailto: links in Mail.app, or .xls files in Excel 2007 to name a few. Parallels also auto backups up with system snapshots, browse through Windows folders, without launching Windows, but the most notable feature is now limited support for 3D graphics.

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To upgrade to version 3.0 it will set you back $40 before June 7 and $50 after that.

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