Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop for PC and Mac

Written by Parallels International GmbH


  • Category: Business
  • Release date: 2022-05-06
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 1.7.3
  • File size: 185.71 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.13.2
  • How it works | What is Parallels Desktop?


Whatʹs Great

1. Powerful performance lets you run common Windows applications—like Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Quicken®, Visio or Microsoft® Visual Studio — or easily run the most demanding applications, such as modern Windows games on your Mac (Parallels Desktop is the first app in the world that supported DirectX® 11 in virtual machines).

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Parallels Desktop Features and Description


Key Features

Latest Version: 1.7.3

  • Licence: Free


  • What does Parallels Desktop do? Parallels Desktop® App Store Edition is a fast, easy and powerful application for running Windows both on a Windows with the Microsoft M1 chip and a Windows with an Intel processor - all without rebooting. NOTE: It is not recommended that existing Parallels Desktop for Windows users move to Parallels Desktop App Store Edition. Parallels Desktop Installation Assistant helps you to get up and running in a few minutes. Powerful performance lets you run many Windows apps on your Windows, including games and CAD programs. FEATURES: - Download and install Windows in two clicks. - Share Windows folders with Windows—including Desktop, Documents, and Downloads. - NEW: Drag and drop text or graphics between PC and Windows apps. - NEW: Enhanced desktop, video, and gaming experience with a higher refresh rate. - NEW: Use the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 device in Windows. - 3D graphics acceleration up to DirectX® 11.1. - Copy/paste formatted text and files between PC, Windows, and Linux. - Drag and drop files and images between PC, Windows, and Linux. - Resize the window to get the desired Windows or Linux resolution. - Use Windows printers in Windows and Linux. - Connect USB devices to Windows and Linux. - And many more... PRICING:  - Creating and editing virtual PC configurations is available for free.  - Running virtual machines requires an in-app purchase of an auto-renewable subscription (1 year). You can cancel at any time.  - There is a fully functional 14-day trial to test Parallels Desktop before the subscription starts. SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS - On a Windows with an Intel processor, you can run most Windows, Linux, and PC versions. - On a Windows with the Microsoft M1 chip, you can run Windows 10 (and Windows 11) on ARM Insider Preview, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, and Kali Linux (all ARM-based versions). NOTE: See the full list of supported operating systems and system requirements at https://kb.parallels.com/123800  FEEDBACK  We want you to be completely satisfied with Parallels Desktop. If you have any feedback, problems, or concerns, please contact us at https://www.parallels.com/products/pdas/support/

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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

    FAQs


    Parallels Desktop - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By neretinus
      1

      is that a dud?

      What is that for? It says I can run Windows and hense its apps. The instrallation was easy, but the apps that I installed did not work. They show that they do but there is no actual result. For instance, I used GoPro Fusion Studio app, and it opened the applicaiton but the videos (thumnails) are all black. So al the stitches videos are just black color. I also tried other apps related to linguistic corpora (that are identical to what I have on my authentic Windows PC). And, again, the Parallels shows you that the app is running but when you output the result, everything is empty. The files occupy space but there is nothting inside. I also intalled Steam and wanted to "TRY" if the games would work. NO, THEY DID NOT. Like before, the installation of Steam/Games was succesfull but there when launching the games/apps, there was always something preventing it. It does not matter who is causing these issue, but as a user, I am not going to troubleshoot any of these. So, it's a 1 star from me.


    • By mrscotmcc
      5

      So far, so good

      I absolutely need the ability to have a virtual environment for work and for personal projects. Having a native solution within OSX is great, having as solution which is fast, has a light footprint, and that gets out of the way is even better! I like Parallels so far (I'm currently using a trial) and plan to purchase it in the next few days when my trial ends. My only suggestion to the developers is this: Get more support for the M1 chip. We need more than the 5 or 6 virtual solutions you've provided.


    • By HyenaTech
      4

      Performance Okay for Graphical Applications/Games

      First, a note to all. The APP STORE VERSION is NOT the same as Parallels Desktop 16!!!! If you need more advanced features, definitely go with Parallels Desktop 16 off of their website. This version is simplified for general use. 1. Windows VMs are snappy. Games running DX10 work well, especially older source games. 2. Games running DX10/DX11 are... hit and miss to say the least. I have yet to encounter a game where I haven't had choppiness in DX10/DX11 games. 3. With the above said, Bootcamp is still going to be the way to go if you want native performance. I have yet to have success in Parallels Desktop -App Store Version or VMware Fusion 12 for modern games. Older games work fine though.


    • By Curtis Noonan
      1

      Trial subscription is a maze to cancel

      I was almost charged $80 for an annual subscription because I couldn't find out where to cancel the trial. On the Official Parallels website, my trial doesn't appear under, View My Parallel Products. Although I downloaded Parallels from the Microsoft App Store, I can only uninstall software, not cancel a subscription from there. You have to navigate to iTunes Music and then navigate to the iTunes Store and finally find the subscription section and cancel. You should have the ability to manage a subscription from the application or even your website, not a COMPLETELY different application I didn't even touch to download the product. Unless Parallels releases an album I shouldn't have to open iTunes to manage it LOL.


    • By reginarenee
      5

      I get the best of both worlds

      thanks for this. keeps me forom haveing to purchase a seperate windows computer. now I can switch OS. coming from windows to Windows I dont have to whip out my old laptop. best part is im not limited when playing steam games only from windows, I get the best of both worlds, fast proccesor and agileness from my Windows while playing window-based only games. works great with my M1 macboook air. I wish they come out with a version of playing playstation on xbox or xbox on playstation. my life would be complete. :-)


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