Corel has confirmed that the company is working with support for Parallels M1 Mac, as it announces an update with full support for Intel Mac’s Big Sur …
There was a hint in the form of a one-sentence note in a press release on the update to 16.1.1 (our emphasis).
Note that currently available versions of Parallels Desktop cannot run virtual machines on a Mac with an Apple M1 chip.
But the company went further and confirmed that the M1 version was on the way.
A new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac, which can run on a Mac with an Apple M1chip, is already in active development.
When the Apple Silicon Mac was first announced during the WWDC main report on June 22 this year, Apple demonstrated a prototype of Parallels Desktop for Mac running on a Linux virtual machine flawlessly on Apple Silicon. After WWDC, our new version of Parallels Desktop, which runs on a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, has made tremendous progress. We migrated Parallels Desktop to a universal binary file and optimized its virtualization code; and the version we’re eager to try out on these new MacBook Air, Mac mini and MacBook Pro 13 ″ looks very promising. Parallels is also amazed by Microsoft’s news of adding support for x64 applications in ARM’s Windows.
Following is yesterday’s news that the CrossOver 20 is now compatible with the M1 Mac.
CodeWeavers has announced that CrossOver 20 is already running on Apple Silicon Macs, which means that the new M1 Mac can run Windows software on macOS.
If you’re not familiar with CrossOver, this is a platform based on the open source Wine project that can run the Windows environment on macOS and Linux. In other words, it allows users to install and run Windows software on other operating systems without even installing a full version of Windows, as you do on a virtual machine.
For now, Parallels remains limited to Intel Macs, but now offers full functionality under Big Sur.
Parallels, a global leader in cross-platform solutions and creator of industry-leading software for launching Windows applications on Mac, announced today that Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac version 16.1.1 now fully supports macOS Big Sur as host and guest system operator (OS) […]
“The fully integrated macOS Big Sur is a new exciting chapter for Parallels Desktop and will bring an even more stable experience to our customers,” said Nick Dobrovolski, Parallels Senior Vice President of Engineering and Support. “Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac adds innovative new features, including 3D 3D support for macOS Big Sur, faster DirectX, and additional performance improvements. Parallels Desktop makes it easier than ever to run all macOS and Windows applications, so users can engage with anyone from any device and anywhere. “
Parallels 16 also adds several new features.
DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3: Up to 20 percent faster DirectX 11 and improved OpenGL 3 graphics in Windows and Linux.
Increased battery life: Stay productive on the go with up to 10 percent longer battery life when Windows is running in travel mode.
Automatically restore disk space: Virtual machines (VMs) can be set to automatically return unused disk space when shut down.
New multi-touch gestures for Windows applications: Use smooth zoom and rotate trackpad gestures with a lot of touch in Windows applications.
Improved printing: Print on both sides and use more paper sizes, from A0 to an envelope.
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