Parallels has released a new form of its popular desktop software, this time around with support for Windows 11, the brand new operating system that Microsoft is projected to launch later this season.
Parallels Desktop 17 is therefore ready for Windows 11, yet still time offering support for macOS Monterey operating system.
Monterey is supported as a host and guest operating-system, with Parallels explaining it focuses specifically on improvements that are available not just on Apple Silicon, but additionally on Intel-powered computers.
On supported Mac computers, Parallels 17 offers up to 38 percent faster Windows, Linux, and macOS resume, as the OpenGL graphics engine has become some 6 times faster. If you are using an Apple Silicon device, then Windows 10 on ARM should start 33 percent faster, while the DirectX graphics performance continues to be improved by as much as 28 percent.
M1 performance optimizations
In addition, the brand new version includes several notable improvements for that M1 chip.
“With Parallels Desktop 17, Windows 10 recognizes Mac battery status and enables battery saving when your Mac runs low . The new virtual TPM chip enables Windows 10 and Windows 11 to make use of BitLocker and Secure Boot for that higher-level of information protection. Enjoy multichannel sound support and jack presence detection with native drivers in Linux VMs. Conveniently make use of a Linux virtual machine inside a windowed view mode with dynamic resolution support?aresize the VM window and Linux will refresh the display for that new resolution automatically,” Parallels explains.
USB 3.1 has become supported as well, and thus is a feature that allows users to drag and drop content between Windows and Mac.
Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac is available for $49.99 once the upgrade is made utilizing a perpetual license, while a brand new license costs $99.99, with the same price announces for the subscription-based version too.