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What is Parallels Desktop?

Parallels Desktop for Mac allows you to seamlessly run both Windows and MacOS applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence.
Parallels Desktop is a tool in the Virtualization Platform category of a tech stack.

Who uses Parallels Desktop?

3 companies reportedly use Parallels Desktop in their tech stacks, including Ordoo, DaktaDeo, and Organisation.

18 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Parallels Desktop.

Parallels Desktop Integrations

Parallels Desktop's Features

  • Seamless
  • Easy Setup
  • Lightning Fast
  • Coherence mode
  • Retina Display Support
  • Touch Bar
  • Office 365 Integration
  • Automatic resolution change
  • Drag and drop
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • macOS guest support

Parallels Desktop Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Parallels Desktop?
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
VMware Fusion
It gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. It is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.
VMware vSphere
vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.
Proxmox VE
It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.
When used as a machine emulator, it can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, it achieves near native performance by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. it supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, it can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, 64-bit POWER, S390, 32-bit and 64-bit ARM, and MIPS guests.
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Parallels Desktop's Followers
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