Parallels International has just announced its new Parallels Desktop 17 software which is compatible with both Apple Silicon and Intel core based Macs. This new software supports the upcoming Apple macOS Monterey and Microsoft Windows 11 operating systems. This makes it possible to run Windows 11 on all Mac devices.
The program is now optimized for macOS Monterey and supports a variety of guest operating systems, including Windows 10, Windows 11, and Linux. But while running on Apple’s new silicon then Parallels Desktop 17 VMs will require users to run Arm-supporting operating systems (OSes) only.
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The latest version of Parallels Desktop also comes with up to 6x faster OpenGL graphics performance. It also comes with an updated display driver and enhanced Windows gaming experience, that offers up to 38% faster Windows, Linux, and macOS resume.
It now also has up to 25% faster 2D graphics in Windows and the new virtualization software also increases performance on the Arm-based silicon by up to 20%~33% in Windows 10 Arm Insider Preview.
“Our breakthrough of seamlessly running Windows 10 applications on Apple M1-based Mac computers was just the start of Parallels Desktop for Mac’s new chapter in offering enhanced user experiences running virtual machines on Mac devices. Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac continues to deliver performance and stability improvements as well as innovative, easy-to-use features on Intel and Apple M1 Mac, offering users the most advanced Windows-on-Mac experience ever. In collaboration with Apple, we’re thrilled to have created the world’s prototype of a macOS Monterey virtual machine running on a Mac with Apple M1 chip.”
Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac costs $99.99 for a perpetual license (any edition) or $79.99 for an annual subscription.