Parallels Desktop will receive support for the Apple M1 chip. As a result, users can Virtual machines With Arm versions for Windows 10 and Linux running on Macs using this soc. The program also maintains support for Intel Macs.
Merging parallels Blog post Apple M1 support added to Parallels Desktop version 16.5. For example, it allows users to run Windows 10 for Arm in a virtual machine. This OS hasn’t been officially released, despite members of the Windows Insider Program Preview copy Can download.
Users of this OS can use the software to run Windows 10 Arm apps alongside macOS apps on Macs with M1-soc. Windows 10 x86 software is also supported by emulation. Virtualization software also supports Linux distributions for Arm. The developer mentions Ubuntu 20.04, Kali Linux 2021.1, Debian 10.7, and Fedora Workstation 33-1.2 as options.
Parallels claims that Windows 10 VMs on Mac with Apple M1 chip should run 30% better than Windows 10 on Macbook Air 2020 with Intel CPU. The company says DirectX 11 performance should be sixty percent better than a Macbook Pro equipped with the Radeon Pro 555X GPU. According to Parallels, the power consumption of virtual machines on the Apple M1 computer is up to 250 percent less than on the Macbook Air 2020.
Parallels Desktop will be available for Mac 16.5 starting Wednesday. Users with a license for Parallels Desktop 16 can download the new version for free. The cost of the new license for home and student use is 80 euros, while developers, testers or companies can get an annual subscription of 100 euros.
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