Windows 11 can now run on Macs with Apple M1

Windows 11 can now run on Macs with Apple M1

Parallels Internationa l announced that its Parallels Desktop 17 now supports macOS Monterey and Windows 11 operating systems, making it possible to run the latest iteration of popular Microsoft software on all types of Mac computers.

The Parallels Desktop 17 virtualization software for Mac is compatible with both Apple Silicon and Intel Core-based Macs. The program is optimized for macOS Monterey and supports a variety of guest operating systems, including Windows 10, Windows 11, and Linux. Of course, Parallels Desktop 17 Virtual Machines require operating systems that support ARM when running on M1-based machines.

Credit: Parallels In addition to support for future operating systems, the new version of Parallels Desktop offers also OpenGL graphics performance up to six times faster. A new display driver has been implemented and offers an improved gaming experience on Windows, with recovery of Windows, Linux and macOS up to 38% faster. Even 2D graphics are now up to 25% faster on Windows. On ARM-based Macs, new virtualization software increases performance by 20% to 33% on the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview and up to 28% in DirectX 11 graphics applications.

In addition, Parallels Desktop 17 supports also a host of additional features, such as seamless drag-and-drop transfers between Windows and macOS, improved coherence mode and automatic resource management, to name a few.

Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Support in Parallels, he said:

Our breakthrough in seamlessly running Windows 10 applications on Apple M1-based Mac computers was just the beginning of a new chapter in Parallels Desktop for Mac in delivering rich user experiences running virtual machines on Mac devices. Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac continues to deliver performance and stability improvements, as well as innovative and easy-to-use features on Intel and Apple M1 computers, giving users the most advanced Windows on Mac experience ever. In collaboration with Apple, we are thrilled to have created the world's first prototype of a macOS Monterey virtual machine running on a Mac with an Apple M1 chip.

Credit: Parallels Recall that Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac costs 99 , € 99 for a perpetual license (any edition) or € 79.99 for an annual subscription.

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