Win an iPad 2 and 5 copies of Parallels

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November 14, 2011
Today we're bringing you another great giveaway, this time by our friends at Parallels, which provide the best tools for running multiple operating systems – including Windows 8 Developer Preview – side-by-side on your Mac or PC. Starting today and for the rest of this week, each day they''ll be giving away a copy of their brand new Parallels Workstation 6 or the popular Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, plus a copy of the Parallels Mobile app! Friday's winner takes the jackpot, with not only his choice of software, but also with the ultimate prize of the hottest gadget, a brand new iPad 2!! Read on for more details about the how to participate and win these awesome prizes! Here's a bit more information about the prizes:

Parallels Workstation 6

Benefits for Windows/ Linux PC Web Developers
A new version of its PC virtualization software that lets users run multiple operating systems at the same time on a single Windows or Linux PC. This software to provide PC users with the power and flexibility to seamlessly work across virtual machines (VMs) running multiple guest operating systems (OSs) and the host operating system, making it ideal for a number of user scenarios including testing Windows 8 environments. Parallels Workstation 6 is the only PC virtualization solution that empowers users to remotely access and run all of their VMs from anywhere, thanks to the Parallels Mobile app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With certification across more than 25 major Linux distributions and Windows editions, Parallels Workstation 6 lets users automate routine tasks and focus on the project at hand, not the virtualization software. More info

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac

Benefits for Mac Web Developers
The fastest, most intuitive and immersive version yet of the No. 1 selling software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting. More than 90 new and enhanced features in Parallels Desktop 7 include Mac OS X Lion integration, performance boosts and a powerful new Parallels Mobile app and My Parallels services platform for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. Parallels Desktop 7 is packed with features most desired by users, extending its lead as the best solution for businesses, developers and consumers worldwide. With the ability to support corporate policy compliance, simplification of mass deployments and streamlining of the business user experience, Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition is the world’s best-selling, top-rated, most-trusted solution for running Windows applications on the Mac. With the Enterprise Edition, IT departments can support the Macs that business units want, while maintaining compliance to company standards. More info
“Today’s IT professionals, designers and developers need to be able to work on-the-fly and automate routine tasks in order to simplify workflow and improve productivity , whether they use a PC or a Mac. Parallels Workstation 6 and the No. 1 selling Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac respectively transform their PCs and Macs into one-stop labs, allowing IT professionals to work in and move between multiple environments – from Windows 8 to Ubuntu – when developing and testing software, and to access and control their virtual machines and programs from anywhere via an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Parallels Mobile.” – Kim Johnston, VP Marketing, Parallels

Apple iPad 2

Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. 10-hour battery life.1 Over 200 new software features in iOS 5. And iCloud. All in a remarkably thin, light design. Winner gets the option to choose between black or white models. The iPad2 is the Wi-Fi model with 16GB, retails for $499.99. Free shipping included. The iPad 2 prize is open to US residents only. More info


  • iPad 2 prize only available to US residents only
  • A maximum of 2 entries/comments per person
  • Contest void where prohibited.

How to participate:

  • Enter a comment below.
  • You can get a bonus entry by tweeting about this contest and leaving a second comment with a link to that tweet. You can get the url of your tweet by clicking on the date/time stamp of your tweet.
Contest will run from November 14th through November 18th, 2011. Results will be announced at the end of each day, after 6PM PST. This page will be updated with the winner's name and we will also notify the winner via email each day. Results will also be tweeted out via @designerdepot Friday's pick will also get the grand prize of iPad2! Good luck to everyone and thanks to Parallels for bringing these awesome prizes to the WDD audience! [UPDATE] Monday's winner: Sharon Sislock #360
Tuesday's winner: Joseph Werle #812
Wednesday's winner: Ram Shayan #69
Thursday's winner: Dustin Dikes #359
Friday's Grand Prize Winner: Joe T. #1083

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