The final piece of our annual OS X virtualization benchmark showdown, with exhaustive benchmarks comparing the performance of VMware Fusion 8, Parallels Desktop 11, VirtualBox 5, and Boot Camp.
It’s the season of virtualization software updates, and Parallels is first out of the gate this year with the release of Parallels Desktop 11. What’s new in this version and, more importantly, how does it perform compared to its predecessor? Read on for our initial review and benchmarks.
With the recent launch of Parallels 10 and Fusion 7, consumers are once again left wondering which virtualization platform to choose for their Mac. We take a comprehensive look at both, and compare how they perform to each other, and to the free VirtualBox, with benchmarks examining overall processing power, graphics performance, and real-world tests like battery life and video encoding. Read on for our full results.
Parallels Desktop 10 continues the virtualization software’s annual release schedule, this time bringing even better integration with Windows virtual machines, improved power management, and full support for OS X Yosemite. But with modest performance improvements, is it worth the upgrade? Check out our review and benchmarks to find out.
OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 broke Parallels Desktop 9. While the company works on a fix, here’s a workaround to get you up and running with your virtual machines again.
Parallels Access, the remote access service from the virtualization company Parallels, now supports the iPhone and Android phones and tablets as part of the new update to version 2.0. Other new features include iPhone and iPad microphone support, a new file browser, and manual control over remote screen resolution.
Parallels has just announced Parallels Desktop 9, the latest version of the company’s virtualization software that lets Mac users run Windows, Linux, and OS X virtual machines on their Macs. The new version focuses primarily on integrating OS X features such as Power Nap and Dictionary into Windows.
Parallels changed the desktop virtualization game by allowing Mac owners to run Windows inside OS X. Now the company hopes to disrupt the remote access market with Parallels Access, a new service that makes running desktop apps on an iPad fun and easy.