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  • Parallels Desktop 11 Virtual Machine Software for OS X Launches With Windows 10 Support


    On Wednesday, Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac OS X has launched with official support for Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system. Parallels Desktop is one of the most popular ways to run a virtual machine on Mac OS X, right alongside VMWare Fusion.

    Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac was originally spotted in July with the rumor that it would allow OS X users to take advantage of Windows 10's Cortana voice feature right from Mac OS X, and we're happy to tell you that it does indeed do so, giving you what feels similar to a Siri-on-iPhone experience right on your Mac.

    The new Parallels Desktop 11 software is fully compatible with Windows 10, as well as Apple's upcoming OX S El Capitan operating system, meaning it's ready for everything. Statisticwise, Parallels Desktop 11 can improve Windows 8.1 & 10 boot up and shut down time by as much as 50%, improve battery efficiency by as much as 15%, suspend virtual machines up to 20% faster, and multi-task in Windows up to 20% faster over the previous release that is Parallels Desktop 10.

    Existing Parallels Desktop users can upgrade for $49.99, while new users can purchase the software for $79.99. Those interested in the Pro version of Parallels Desktop will have to shell out $99.99, but they get more features than the basic version. If you're unsure if you want to try Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, then you can download the free trial, which gives you up to 14 days to make up your mind.

    Source: Parallels via Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Parallels Desktop 11 Virtual Machine Software for OS X Launches With Windows 10 Support started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Oniszczak's Avatar
      Oniszczak -
      "Statisticwise, Parallels Desktop 11 can improve Windows 8.1 & 10 boot up and shut down time by as much as 50%, improve battery efficiency by as much as 15%, suspend virtual machines up to 20% faster, and multi-task in Windows up to 20% faster"

      Faster than what? VMWare Fusion? A previous version of Parallels? Bootcamp?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Oniszczak View Post
      "Statisticwise, Parallels Desktop 11 can improve Windows 8.1 & 10 boot up and shut down time by as much as 50%, improve battery efficiency by as much as 15%, suspend virtual machines up to 20% faster, and multi-task in Windows up to 20% faster"

      Faster than what? VMWare Fusion? A previous version of Parallels? Bootcamp?
      Parallels of course. They're releasing a software upgrade to replace an older one here.
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Not interested in start up and shut down at all, was fast enough as it is. I’m interested in performance with gaming.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      I really wish they'd do a 'buy version 9 and get 10 free or buy version 10 and get 11 free'
      But since this version would work on El Capitan and it's Rootless feature this might be a worthy upgrade.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      $50 every year for minimal updates is getting pretty tiresome.
    1. Oniszczak's Avatar
      Oniszczak -
      Thanks for updating your story. Your story is now 10% clearer than the previous version of your story
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      $50 every year for minimal updates is getting pretty tiresome.
      Absolutely correct. Will the current Parallels 10 NOT run Windows 10 or run on El Capitan?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      Absolutely correct. Will the current Parallels 10 NOT run Windows 10 or run on El Capitan?
      It runs windows 10 and ran fine when I was on the el capitan beta.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      It runs windows 10 and ran fine when I was on the el capitan beta.
      Thanks for the information! And, so, if what you say is indeed true, and one already owns Parallels 10, what on earth would possess someone to shell out $50? Just to speed up boot time? Yeah, right.