Parallels Desktop Mac

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Parallels Desktop is operating system virtualization program that allows you to use Windows and its applications and other systems on Mac computers


Run Windows on Mac thanks to Parallels

February 22, 2022
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If you're a Mac user, it's quite common to have to need to run some kind of Windows application on your computer. The most logical thing would be to go to another PC and try out whatever you need but sometimes that's not possible because you don't have another computer at hand or because what you need to test is related to the work you're developing on macOS.

To solve these problems, we can resort to the download of virtual machines such as Parallels Desktop, a system that allows us to use Windows 10 without having to carry out hard drive partitions.

Installing Windows on a Mac is much easier than what you thought

This virtual machine specially designed to run Windows 10 on a Mac stands out for its performance. In fact, applications that on Windows require a great graphical and resource effort can be run on MacBook, iMac, iMac mini or Mac Pro without requiring them to overclock.

In turn, the integration has been solved without any problems. You can run applications in parallel without having to reboot, dragging and dropping elements on desktops and accessing the Windows apps straight from the dock of Apple's operating system.

How to install Windows on Mac in the easiest of manners.

Main features

  • Simple installation: choose between Windows, Linux or an existing Boot Camp. You can also install Windows on your Mac.
  • Run Windows and Mac applications in parallel.
  • Switch from Windows to Mac instantly.
  • Reuse an existing Boot Camp install.
  • Use the Touch Bar on Windows.
  • Connect USB devices, Thunderbolt, and FireWire to Windows. Connect Bluetooth and printers to both operating systems.
  • Choose all sorts of applications and games on Windows and Parallels will take care of adapting their performance to Mac.
  • Includes Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows, a package that includes over 30 tools to clean our hard drive, take screenshots, download videos or protect private files, amongst other functions.

Requirements and additional information:

  • The trial version can be used for 14 days.
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above.
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