One of the key selling points of OS X, ironically, has always been its ability to also run Windows and mission critical Windows programmes, either through dual-booting or virtualisation. If you prefer the latter option and use Parallels Desktop 7 (PD7) to do so, then you’re just one update away from being OS X 10.8-ready.
Parallels just pushed out an update to PD7 (version 7.0.15104.778994) which brings support for OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” and allows users to run Windows 7 and even the Windows 8 release preview side-by-side OS X.
If you don’t want to break your Windows 7/8, make sure that your PD7 is on the right version before upgrading to Mountain Lion.
Apple’s latest update to its desktop operating system continues to bring iOS features over to OS X, allowing users to enjoy features such as full-screen apps, a notification centre, and other tweaks.
However, not everyone is impressed, as it’s not drastically different from OS X’s previous iteration and doesn’t bring any major new features. If you want a really comprehensive review of 10.8, check out all 24 pages on Ars Technica.