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Parallels Desktop Coupon

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Parallels Desktop Coupon and trial download page
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/parallels-desktop-coupon
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Open disclaimer: We’re pretty sold on how cool Parallels Desktop actually is. We’ve already written on this site highlighting all the things the company’s software allows you to do.

So, we won’t be going into that too much today. The purpose of this short post is just to let you know that through the link below, you can get a Parallels Desktop coupon (and/or free trial download).

In case you missed our write-ups from the past month or so, here’s a brief overview.

Parallels is a company which works in the virtualization space.

Virtualization basically means creating virtual environments in which multiple operating systems and technologies can work simultaneously, and interact with one another.

Parallels was founded at the end of 1999, and is currently serving more than 10 Million Users in 125 Countries.

Parallels is at the top in the virtualization space with Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (server level controls), and Parallels Plesk Panel (again, control at the server level).

Parallels has over 55 patents either issued or pending and has developed partnerships with many of the world’s largest companies including AMD, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, and IBM.

Some of the reviews of Parallels Desktop for Mac talk about how users really like the Convergence view.

In the Convergence view, you can see Windows apps in the Mac toolbar, and then the applications (which are Windows based) just show as would any program in the Mac User Interface. People generally are pleased with he performance of the virtual machine especially when only using it for basic functions like presentations and Word Processing. Some people who are using it for intensive video rendering have reported some slowdown, but overall people seem quite pleased with the Parallels performance.

As with almost all software, the area for improvement with Parallels is (apparently) with customer service. While most people agree that Parallels support is polite and helpful in extending things like free trials, some people have complained that the support people couldn’t answer some rather complex challenges they were facing (usually dealing with graphics rendering issues or challenges with Windows 64 bit versions).

Overall, while not ecstatic about the support, people seem pretty satisfied with the overall helpfulness of Parallels’ support staff.

You get to the level that Parallels is at by creating good solutions that people enjoy using. Such is the case with the Parallels applications we’ve seen.

If you would like a coupon for Parallels Desktop for Mac, Windows, or Linux, check out the link below.

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Parallels Desktop Coupon and trial download page
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/parallels-desktop-coupon
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Parallels Desktop 6 Promo Code

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Promo Code for Parallels Desktop 6
(Save money with this promo code link)
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/parallels-desktop-6-promo-code
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IDSecrets,
You talked about Parallels Desktop for Windows. Where can I get a promo code to use it on my Mac?

Yes, we did talk about Parallels Desktop (for Windows) last week (or a couple weeks ago?).

You can see the link above to where you can get it for your Mac.

Use Parallels Desktop 6 on your Mac is pretty much the same as using it on your Windows machine.

According to the Parallels website, the company was founded in 1999 and now has over 700 employees on three continents. Parallels creates and supports a lot of different kinds of virtualization and automation software, but (at least as of the time of this writing), they’re best known for software which allows Windows and Linux Programs to be run inside of their own environments, while allowing the end user to be on their Mac.

“Virualization” is a fancy term and fancy way of saying that they create an operating environment within another environment.

But even that sounds overly technical.

To put it simply, Macs and PCs work differently.

Most everyone knows that.

What Parallels Desktop does is creates an environment where Continue reading Parallels Desktop 6 Promo Code

Parallels Desktop for Windows

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Check out Parallels Desktop for Windows and Linux
(For running Linux from a Windows environment or vice-versa)
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/parallels-desktop-for-windows
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Parallels Desktop for Windows lets you run Linux and PC operating systems on your machine at the same time.

The advantages and applications of being able to run Linux and Windows at the same time are many.

From an identity theft and security perspective, Parallels Desktop for Windows presents a great option for people who test virus threats and want to have the ability to scan their computers in windows while working in a Linux environment, or vice-versa.

You can even run Windows and Linux from a Mac without rebooting, but that’s for Mac, and you’re probably wanting to know how to use Parallels Desktop for a Windows Machine.

Parallels Desktop for Windows (and also for Linux) works with all levels of users. They have everyone from large companies to individual users, and their software is in use all over the world.

One application for Parallels for companies has been to help people move away from a physical IT infrastructure to cloud based virtual infrastructure.

And even if you’re not at the company level, but just want a way for working in multiple environments from one PC or Linux Machine, Parallels Desktop for Windows & Linux gives you a really effective way to do this.

Right now, Parallels Desktop for Windows is leading the market next to VMWare’s option in the virtualization space.

They have a free trial, so if you’re looking for a way to run both Linux and Windows from the same environment, you can check out if Parallels Desktop for Windows can help you, without paying them.

(The link below takes you to Parallels Desktop using a promo code as well – although I’m not sure how much the discount is for.)

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Check out Parallels Desktop for Windows and Linux
(For running Linux from a Windows environment or vice-versa)
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/parallels-desktop-for-windows
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Data Rescue 3 (for PC Windows Users)

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Save $60 over retail on Data Rescue 3 PC by getting it on Amazon
Link below takes you directly to Amazon price and page:
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/data-rescue-3-pc

Mac Version here:
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/data-rescue-3-mac

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I saw someone online say that Data Rescue 3 for Windows was made by a company called Recoversoft.

I’m fairly certain (99.999% sure) that the company is actually called Prosoft.

I’m not sure if they were ever called Recoversoft, but you can see the company listed on the Amazon page is Prosoft.

Data Rescue 3 is really known for being a popular recovery software among Mac users.

However, PC (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7) users will also find Prosoft’s data recovery software to be a great tool for help with data recovery on Windows machines.

One of the reviewers on Amazon said that they got confused by the user Interface, but that the tech support was able to help very quickly simply by sending back a couple of emails.

The review goes on to say that the software worked very well for them after learning how to use the program.

Generally speaking, for both the Windows and Mac versions of Data Rescue 3, the big selling point is the customer support.

People feel like when they do get stuck, Prosoft is there to help them with a real person who understands their questions and responds in a helpful way.

Another reviewer said that one nice thing about Prosoft’s software is that it does not require Windows to be running in order to get back your data. This particular reviewer was using Windows Vista and when he ran into trouble and called Prosoft, they “actually answered the phone and even called me back”.

If you can get a software company to restore your confidence and give you great answers to your challenges, that’s a product worth looking into.

If you are in need of data recovery for your Windows machine, we recommend taking a look at Data Rescue 3 PC.

You’ll find the best price for the software on Amazon.

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Save $60 over retail on Data Rescue 3 PC by getting it on Amazon
Link below takes you directly to Amazon price and page:
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/data-rescue-3-pc

(Mac Version here: http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/data-rescue-3-mac)
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Pinnacle Studio: Download for Windows 7

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Pinnacle Studio for Windows 7 + Promo Code
$139 off when downloading Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Bundle for Windows 7

http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/pinnacle-studio-download-windows-7
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Using Pinnacle Studio on Windows 7 is a nice experience. While using Pinnacle Studio with Vista, users often found that the processes of Pinnacle Studio were slow or clunky, but it appears that was more a problem of Windows Vista thank Pinnacle Studio.

With Windows 7, Pinnacle Studio seems to work smoothly, run quickly, and create excellent output videos in an easy way, as it always has.

In order to use Pinnacle Studio with your Windows 7 machine, here’s what you should have as a minimum (if you don’t know what any of this is, but you want to get a computer that will work well with Pinnacle Studio, you can print this list or email it to a geeky friend who can help you):

  • Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended)
  • Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD
  • Intel Core2 Quad 2.66 GHz or Intel Core i7 required for AVCHD 1920
  • 1 GB system memory, (but they require that you have 2 GB if you want to do anything with AVCHD
  • A graphics card that is compatible with directX and has 64 MB on board (though you’ll do better with 128 MB or higher. If you want to do HD video or AVCHD, you’ll want 256 or better)
  • A sound card that is compatible with DirectX 9 or newer
  • 3.2 GB of disk space (Remember when 3.2 GB seemed like a lot of space? Now it’s required disk space by just one program, and you can’t even buy a 20 GB hard drive because it’s too small.)
  • A DVD-ROM drive so that you can install Pinnacle Studio from the CD
  • A USB 2.0 port is also ideal

Optional things you can put on your machine to make the performance of Pinnacle Studio inside of Windows 7 even better include: a CD burner so that you can make Video CDs (or Super Video CDs, which are also known as S-VCDs), a DVD burner if you want to create DVDs or AVCHD* discs, and a great sound card with the ability to output surround sound.

So what can you do with Pinnacle Studio on your Windows 7 machine?

You have lots of options, but they include the ability to

  • Import videos and photos from lots of different media and in lots of different formats.
  • Add all kinds of “fun” ness to your video including adding animations and sounds
  • You can turn your original video into a stop-motion video, which creates really fun resulting videos
  • Automatically fix shaky camera syndrome
  • Use preset templates which let you save LOTS of time in creating your videos
  • Lots lots more.

We’re enjoying our trial of Pinnacle Studio on our Windows 7 box and think that you will too.

If you would like to download Pinnacle Studio for Windows 7 (and save $139 when you purchase the Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Bundle) check out the link below.

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Pinnacle Studio for Windows 7 + Promo Code
$139 off when downloading Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Bundle for Windows 7

http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/pinnacle-studio-download-windows-7
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Download Stuffit Deluxe for Mac or for Windows?

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If you want to try StuffIt Deluxe for your Windows machine,
this coupon will give you $40 off when you download.

http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/stuffit-deluxe-windows-coupon
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You could download StuffIt Deluxe for your PC/Windows Machine.

In fact, the developers of StuffIt deluxe helped free their software from being available exclusively only on the Mac platform and moved StuffIt Deluxe to Windows/PC format as well.

StuffIt fine and secure way to compress files to send them off to friends/family/colleagues.

The latest version of StuffIt Deluxe lets you password protect your compressed files.

However, the question remains… why would you download StuffIt Deluxe to compress files for your PC when there are so many great free, open source programs for the Windows platform that accomplish the same thing? Continue reading Download Stuffit Deluxe for Mac or for Windows?

PaperPort Review and Discount Coupon: Review of Scan soft Paperport

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Get a discount coupon to save money on Paperport.
Click the link (above and below the review):
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/paperport-review-discount-coupon
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Our review of Paperport

Purchasing Paperport was simple. Through the coupon, we got a discount from Scan Soft (now Nuance).

Paperport came up easily, and the install went smoothly on my Windows 7 machine. Once I opened Paperport, it had already found both my scanner and printer and started the synching process.

Getting everything into the new version of Paperport was quite simple.

I know that some reviews I’ve read about Paperport say that it’s not a solid piece of software. I don’t know if those are old reviews, but I can only assume that the other negative reviews from others were due to not understanding basic computer stuff. If you can use Skype or open Microsoft programs, Paperport should work very well for you.

In my experience for this review, Paperport 12 worked quickly, creating professional scans, and worked without any additional help from me.

Potential negatives for Paperport (though we had to look to find these… Paperport is pretty solid as a program for electronic filing or document sharing):

1 – A scanner, or a very good camera, is necessary for using Paperport. It seems like this should be obvious, but apparently from some reviews I’ve read, people want to use scanning software without having scanned anything. (Who are these people?)
2 – Using Paperport to scan and backup documents, bills, statements, etc. (especially if you plan to throw those documents away once they have been scanned), you will want good mirroring software, AND a duplicate backup somewhere off-site, in case of theft or fire.

Things we really like about Paperport include:
– Paperport has a great auto-cropping and trim features. These help to take care of that extra space around the pictures/scans
– Will work with the old files from old versions of Paperport (.max).
– You can scan directly to a PDF
– Set your own thumbnails on many file types
– There are some great features in the software. One oy my favourites lets you scan in any form and turn it into an electronic form that someone can type in.

Reviewing the overall look of the newest version of Paperport, we’ve been pleased.

Also, from older reviews, we’ve understood that Paperport used to take a long time to load information. However, Paperport’s recent advances show the program to be much quicker.

Final review:
If you’re looking for good software for scanning and backing up documents, we think you’ll be pleased with Nuance/Scan Soft Paperport.

If you’re going to get Paperport anyway, you might as well save money:

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Get a discount coupon to save money on Paperport.
Click the link (above and below the review):
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/paperport-review-discount-coupon
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PaperPort Trial Download: Scansoft and Nuance Trial of Paperport

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Paperport Trial Download (and Discount Coupon)
Download the trial and get a discount if/when you purchase Paperport
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/paperport-trial-download
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It is possible to get a trial download of Paperport.

Paperport was originally a scan soft program, but today is part of the Nuance suite of products.

Of course, you can still access information about Paperport by looking for it under the Scan soft name. Through the trial it’s easy to see why Paperport has continued to be a favorite among users.

It is a strong program which gives you a platform-free way to securely manage documents on your local computer and make them easy to share. With our trial, when we downloaded the most recent version of PaperPort Professional, we found it to be a great tool for managing lots of different types of information. It worked to provide easy access to files on the local PC, and also functioned extremely well with both document archiving and sharing across a network.

The Paperport application worked well with existing programs we had running, and worked well on the computers we use. Additionally, PaperPort had a strong and simple integration into Microsoft Windows.

We found it easy to download the program and install it.  And during our trial of Paperport we saw that it was a straightforward integration of scanning and creation of PDFs. Paperport also adds some nice document management functions to the existing options with the folders and files structures in Microsoft Windows.

We didn’t have to do anything additional as far as installation, adding more software, or adding other hardware, in order to make Paperport work well.

We’ll be back with our in-depth review of Paperport next week.  However, today we wanted to let you know about the trial download of ScanSoft Paperport.

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Paperport Trial Download (and Discount Coupon)
Download the trial and get a discount if/when you purchase Paperport
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/paperport-trial-download
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Perfect PC Protection: Coupon/Promo Code from Panda Antivirus Software Internet Security 2008

Save $15 on Panda Antivirus
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Panda Antivirus Software provides one stop shopping for all your antivirus, software and hardware protection needs as well as scanning for current threats that may exist on your computer and parental controls. Read more to find out how Panda Antivirus Software’s Internet Security 2008 software can protect your identity and personal information.

Continue reading Perfect PC Protection: Coupon/Promo Code from Panda Antivirus Software Internet Security 2008

Sweep your PC Clean of Spyware with Webroot Spyware Sweeper

Webroot Spyware Sweeper is a seven time award winning Best Buy by PC Magazine and PC World. Find out why this spyware protection, detection and removal system is considered so highly.
Spyware has become more advanced and different versions of it appear regularly on too many computers without detection. Spyware is a computer software system that “sneaks” onto your computer, typically through internet browsing, email or instant messages, and does one or a combination of the following: collects personal information from your hard drive, interfere with your use of your computer (causing it to behave badly), redirect your internet browser activity by sending the page you addressed to another site and allowing harmful “pop ups.”

Continue reading Sweep your PC Clean of Spyware with Webroot Spyware Sweeper