You can get parallels 7 for $35 at OWC computing if you buy other qualifying products. I have been thinking of upgrading my HD to a SSD so I think this is an opportunity to do so and sort out the incompatibility issues for less than the upgrade to 7 solution offered by parallels themselves.. It would be nice of parallels to offer at least this level of discount. I am actually shocked that there is no update that will allow parallels 6 to work in OSX 10.8. I had been running it in 10.7 with no problems. The fact that from August to October 2011 Parallels were offering a free upgrade to 7 is news to me. I bought and registered parallels 6 in July 2011. I personally think that anyone who bought parallels 6 should be offered a free or at the very least heavily discounted upgrade to parallels 7. It is bizarre that this is the only software (out of maybe around 100 that I use) that I own that is incompatible with 10.8. I understand that running a VM requires integration with the OS, but given that 6 worked well enough with 10.7 I can't see how it can be too much of a leap for it to work in 10.8. In any case, I am as upset with Apple as I am with Parallels, in many cases more so - as Apple's contempt for their customers is becoming more and more apparent with each software/hardware release.