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Parallels 17.1 brings better Windows 11 support for Intel and M1 Macs

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Parallels Desktop 17.1 is now available for Mac, bringing improved Windows 11 support for those looking to run Microsoft’s latest operating system on their Mac, whether it’s powered by an Intel or Apple Silicon chip.

The update introduces Virtual Trusted Platform Modules (vTPM) for all future and past Windows 11 virtual machines — complying with Windows 11’s system requirements that call for a vTPM chip.

Parallels plans to help Macs run Windows 11

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Parallels plans to help Macs run Windows 11
It’s early days for Windows 11 but you’ll someday be able to run it on your Mac.
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You’ll be able to run the recently revealed Windows 11 on your Mac. Eventually. Parallels is working on adding support for Microsoft’s next operating system to its macOS app, Parallels Desktop.

It’s going to be a while, though. All that’s available from Microsoft now is a Windows 11 Insider Preview, and there’s not even an official release date for the full OS.

Run Windows 10 with great performance on Apple Silicon Macs with Parallels Desktop

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Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac with M1 support now available.
Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac lets you have the best of both words: macOS and Windows.
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Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac debuted Wednesday, bringing full native support for computers with Apple Silicon. It allows users to run Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview and its applications on Macs with an Apple M1 processor.

Running a virtual version of Windows 10 on Apple Silicon is up to 30% faster than in an Intel-based Mac, according to Parallels. And it uses 2.5x less power.

This ultimate Mac app bundle is on sale for a limited time

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This incredible mac app bundle will boost your productivity
Get 12 stellar Mac apps for one unbelievably low price.
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Are you suffering from a case of Cyber Monday FOMO? Here’s a little dose of Christmas delivered early — you can still snag The Official Cyber Monday Mac Bundle Featuring Parallels Pro & Luminar 4 for an extra 40% off, with code MACAPP40.

It’s an incredible extension of our Green Monday sale that you should take advantage of as soon as you can. You’ll get not just one, or three, or four, but 12 incredible award-winning Mac apps for less than $45.

Score 11 top productivity Mac apps, including Parallels Desktop [Deals]

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Make your Mac a productivity powerhouse with this bundle of top-rated apps.
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It’s hard to stay productive these days, so it’s a great time to get tools that can help us get more done quickly. If you use a Mac, this bundle of 11 apps — featuring Parallels Desktop 15 — will definitely boost your productivity.

From desktop optimization and photography to privacy and more, these Mac apps will help you maximize your efforts.

Last chance to swoop up a massive bundle of 13 Mac apps feat Parallels [Deals]

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The best Mac bundle of the year includes 13 award-winning apps for productivity, photography, privacy and more.
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Your Mac is only as good as the apps on it. So if you’re looking to boost the utility, productivity, and fun you get out of your Mac, this bundle of 13 top Mac apps is an easy and affordable way to do it.

Dig into our top 4 deals from Cyber Week [Deals]

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Score a ton of Mac apps and charge all your devices with our best Cyber Week deals.
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How time flies. In the blink of an eye, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. If you’re still looking to scoop up some great deals on gear and gadgets, we’ve got four of the best from Cyber Week for you to review.

Mac owners won’t want to miss the awesome bundle of heavily discounted apps, and everyone should get a charge out of the other deals.

This 13 Mac app bundle featuring Parallels Desktop is on sale today [Deals]

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Turn your Mac into a productivity powerhouse with 13 award-winning apps for productivity, drive maintenance, privacy and tons more.
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The best way to get the most out of your Mac is to put the right apps on it. From productivity to creativity, maintenance and beyond, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better collection of apps than in this massive bundle. It features Parallels Desktop, which lets you run your Mac and Windows apps on the same machine. The bundle is also massively discounted, so you can upgrade your Mac without downgrading your bank account.

Run Windows on Mac faster than ever with Parallels Desktop 15

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When one operating system just isn't enough, you can run Windows on Mac with Parallels for Mac.
When one operating system just isn't enough.
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Parallels Desktop 15 lets you run Windows on a Mac faster than ever, thanks to a performance-enhancing switch to Apple’s Metal framework. Today’s update to the popular virtualization app brings loads of other feature enhancements, including support for DirectX 11.

The increased efficiency means some Windows apps that would not even launch in Parallels Desktop 14 work properly in the new version.

“We want you to do whatever you want,” said John Uppendahl, Parallels’ VP of communications, during a demo of the new software at the Cult of Mac office in San Francisco.

Parallels app for running Windows on a Mac gets new owner

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Parallels Desktop is now owned by Corel, which hopefully be for the good of users.
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Corel Corp. has acquired Parallels Desktop, software that enables Macs to run Windows, as well as the company that produces it. This shouldn’t make fans of this app nervous, as Corel promises to make “significant investment” in the business. 

Corel is best known for its graphics applications for Windows, like CorelDRAW and PaintShop Pro. It also offers multimedia apps. And now it makes desktop virtualization software.