Parallels desktop allows Apple users to run Windows on a Mac OS X computer. The software creates a Windows virtual machine that is able to run alongside the native operating system.
Whilst Apple’s Bootcamp app creates a bootable copy of Windows. Parallels desktop is different in that it runs Windows within an environment on OS X.
If you need it, Windows can be run in its own window, in full-screen mode, or in an integrated view called Coherence. Coherence allows Mac and Windows apps to be used side by side.
Features of Parallels Desktop
Choose your existing Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, or Boot Camp® installation or download Windows 10 on your Mac within Parallels Desktop and get started within minutes.
Run Windows and Mac Applications Side by Side
Choose your view. Make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.
Switching from PC to Mac
We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac—just follow the setup assistant.
Works with Boot Camp
Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is easier and more intuitive than ever.
Touch Bar Support for Windows Applications
Add Windows applications to Touch Bar™ for instant access and customization.
Connect all your USB, Thunderbolt, and FireWire devices with Windows. Pair your Bluetooth and printer to work with both Windows and macOS.
Select productivity, games, design, or development, and Parallels Desktop for windows 2019 latest for Mac will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.
Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro Edition gives your virtual machines more processing power. Run even the most demanding applications with up to 128 GB vRAM and 32 vCPUs per virtual machine.
Power for your Team
Keep IT in control of end-user licenses and Windows virtual machines with a Unified Volume License Key, centralized license management, and advanced security features in our Business Edition.
Includes Parallels® Toolbox for Mac and Windows, with over 30 one-touch tools: clean your drive, secure private files, take screenshots, download a video, and more—all with a single click.
Other features of Parallels Desktop
- Download and install Windows 10 in one click
- Ready for macOS Mojave (10.14)
- Customize Touch Bar for Windows applications
- Virtual RAM for each VM
- Virtual CPUs for each VM
- Integration With Chef/Ohai/Docker
- Network conditioner to simulate speeds and test
- Visual Studio plug-In
- Debug, dump VM, or start an SSH session from menu
- Support for business cloud services
- Premium 24/7 phone and email support
- Centralized administration and management
- Unified volume license key for mass deployment