May 1, 2017

Parallels Desktop for Mac

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Parallels Desktop for Mac is a hardware emulation virtualization software for Macintosh computers, trusted by over 5 million users worldwide. It's a fast, easy, and powerful way to run Windows applications on your Mac - without rebooting and slowing down your Mac. Whether you're a home user, a business professional, a student, or a passionate gamer, the Parallels Desktop for Mac enables one Mac to handle all of your computing needs.

Parallels Desktop for Mac gives Apple users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is available in three editions:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition - for home & student users
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition - for developers, testers and power users
  • Parallels Desktop Business Edition - standard features, plus 24/7 premium email and phone support.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Key Features:
  • Easy switch from PC to your Mac without rebooting
  • Run Windows and Mac applications side by side
  • Convenient, in-product purchase of Windows 10
  • Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant
  • Quickly perform dozens of essential daily tasks on your Mac
  • Versatile for home, office, and school
  • Run a wide array of operating systems
  • One-click tuning to optimize performance
  • 500 GB of online backup storage (for 1 year)
  • Uncompromised performance

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Last Update: April 19, 2017

Current Version:

License: Shareware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later

Developer: Parallels International GmbH.


  • Resolves an issue with Windows 10 not booting after updating to Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Resolves an issue with dragging and dropping files from Mac to Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Resolves an issue with web pages opening in Windows 10 Creators Update instead of opening in Mac
  • Resolves an issue with Windows 10 not installing from a USB thumb drive
  • Resolves an issue with a virtual machine freezing when a 4 TB USB drive is connected to the virtual machine
  • Resolves an issue with Ubuntu 16.04 not switching to the Coherence view mode
  • Resolves an issue with Parallels Tools reinstalling every time a BootCamp virtual machine configuration is changed
  • Resolves an issue with BootCamp virtual machine applications not shown in the Dock
  • Uses the new Facebook API to sign in to Parallels accounts
  • Uses the new Google+ API to sign in to Parallels accounts
  • Improves the Korean localization

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