The holidays are starting early this year for one lucky Engadget reader. Parallels, the well-known cross-platform enabler, has recently served up its new Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and it's in the mood to celebrate. The winner will get a new 21.5-inch iMac (2.7GHz quad-core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive) along with the Parallels software, which now offers OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1 support on top of improved disk performance and other enhanced features. You'll get a copy of Windows 8.1, too, which will let you dip your toes into either OS without needing to reboot.
The slate side of things hasn't been overlooked either. A one-year subscription to the Parallels Access iPad app is also part of the prize package. The app will let you remotely access your Windows and Mac applications from your tablet while you're on the go, so you might not want to mention this to your boss. Parallels is always nice enough to offer free software trials to the curious, but if you want to take a shot at this sweet setup, you'll have to head down below to the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win!
Winner - Congratulations to our winner: Michael W., Brooklyn, NY