Parallels Desktop 18
Parallels Desktop for Mac is a fast, easy, and powerful application for running Windows on your Intel or Apple M1 Mac—without rebooting. Switch between your Mac and Windows applications seamlessly and tap into Parallels Toolbox with 40+ practical tools to simplify everyday tasks.
Operating system: Mac
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What’s new in Parallels Desktop 18
Optimized for Windows 11 and macOS Ventura, Parallels Desktop continues to stay up to date so you can keep working without interruption—even when a new macOS, Windows, or Linux release pops up.
Run classic Intel-based (x86) Windows apps on your M-series Mac. With more than 200,000 Windows-only apps supported, we have you covered.
Support for macOS Ventura
Parallels Desktop supports mac OS Ventura (when released), macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Catalina 10.15, and macOS Mojave 10.14.
Powerful new features introduced for Apple M-series chips
The Parallels Desktop experience on a Mac with Apple M-series chips just got remarkably more powerful and seamless:
– Easy to Set Up
Parallels Desktop 18 makes it easier to set up your virtual machines. Download, install, and configure Windows 11 in one click. Free ready- to-use Linux systems can also be downloaded to your Mac.
– Windows Performance
With Parallels Desktop you can use a high- performing Windows application like Run Visual Studio, SolidWorks, Autodesk, and other resource-intensive apps on your Mac. No need to turn to a PC to run Windows apps.
– Increase Productivity
Parallels Desktop deeply integrates Windows with your Mac so you can seamlessly move and share clipboard content, files, folders, and images between your Mac and Windows. Coherence mode will help you focus by hiding the Windows desktop so you can use Windows apps just like Mac apps.
– Support for recent Linux releases
This version delivers support for recent Linux releases, including Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Fedora 36, CentOS Linux 9 Stream, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, Kali Linux 2022.2, and more.
– Boot Linux ARM VM via network
Linux users can now enjoy using NetBoot with a Linux ARM64 virtual machine (on Mac computers with an Apple M-series chip).
Optimized for the latest Apple computers
The newest version improves compatibility with Apple’s ProMotion display and unleashes the performance of the Apple M-series chips.
– Windows will now adopt display refresh rate changes automatically if it has been changed in macOS Preferences.
– On Mac Studio with Apple M1 Ultra chip, assign more RAM and CPU cores to Windows and get up to 96% faster Windows 11 performance on your Mac.
Simplified Sharing Options
Customize file sharing between Mac and Windows. Easily select the local or cloud folders you wish to share from MacOS and Windows and vice-versa.
Enhanced USB 3.0 Support
Improved support for USB 3.1 is designed to work with live data streaming devices, such as webcams, game capture devices, and a range of other video and audio streaming devices, including Elgato HD60 S, SOCT Copernicus REVO, and more.
Better Disk Space Control
Remain better informed of your Mac resources and memory. Disk space used by Snapshots is now calculated in the updated Free Up Disk Space assistant.
Network Configuration Protection
The new version adds basic network connectivity protection, so that users don’t break it unintentionally.
Boot macOS Ventura VM to Recovery
macOS Ventura VM on M-based Mac can now boot into Recovery Mode for disabling System Integrity Protection.
New Pro and Business Edition Features
Network Conditioner on Apple M-series Mac Computers
We’re bringing the capability that enables users to configure various network conditions for the virtual machine (bandwidth, packet loss, delay) to Mac computers with the Apple M-series chip!
The feature is available for both Windows and Linux virtual machines.
Remote profiling using Visual Studio
Easily analyze your application performance in a separate VM using Visual Studio. Extend the Visual Studio (VS) plugin VMDebugHelper with functionality that enables C++ developers to profile their applications on side VMs by selecting respective VMs in the VS UI menu.
Single Sign-on/SAML authentication for employees to use Parallels Desktop
Parallels Desktop uses an activation key and the license is managed by devices. It doesn’t work for companies that enable applications for users using SAML and SCIM. Activation with a license key or invitation email is not convenient for these companies.
– macOS Ventura 13.2 or newer
– macOS Monterey 12.6 or newer
– macOS Big Sur 11.7 or newer
– macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
– macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer
– Apple M2 Pro-, M2 Max-, M2-, M1 Ultra-, M1 Pro-, M1 Max- and M1-chips
– Intel Core 2 Duo-, Core i3-, Core i5-, Core i7-, Core i9-, Intel Core M- or Xeon-processor
– 4 GB of RAM
– 600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation
– Additional disk space for the guest operating system (at least 16 GB is required for Windows OS)
– Apple M2-, M1 Ultra-, M1 Pro-, M1 Max- and M1-chips
– Intel, AMD Radeon or NVIDIA graphics cards