You can now run Windows 11 on a Mac with an M1 chip

Tram Ho

How to run Windows operating system on a closed platform like a Mac? Parallels has the answer by using virtualization software to create an operating system that runs an emulator inside another operating system.

Parallels Desktop 17 is the latest version compatible with Apple M1 chip machines and macOS Monterey operating system, meaning users can create virtual machines to run Windows 10 and Windows 11 Preview on Apple’s latest Macs. defect.

This version is also compatible with older Intel-based Macs, allowing Windows and Linux to run 38% faster, 2D graphics processing 25% faster, and OpenGL graphics processing 6 times faster. With the M1 chip, the machine boots into Windows 33% faster, handles DirectX 28% faster and hard drive efficiency increases by 20% compared to the Windows 10 Insider Preview version.

Đã có thể chạy Windows 11 trên máy Mac dùng chip M1 - Ảnh 1.

Virtualization allows running Windows 11 as an application on a Mac.

Although virtual machines face many limitations when running ARM architecture operating systems such as Windows 10 and 11, Parallels said it will fully support the official version when Windows 11 is released.

With Intel-based Macs, things are easier because they are compatible with OS X Lion, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Linux kernel operating systems. While with the M1 chip, Parallels only supports Ubuntu and Fedora besides Windows 10 and 11.

However, Windows 11 on Mac will have certain differences such as skipping the sign-in step, no shutdown button and software updates. Interestingly, Windows 11 now runs as a new window on Mac, and users can drag & drop between Mac and Windows.

Some other functions such as playing videos, playing games, USB ports, disk management, copy & paste commands are also optimized smoother on Parallels Desktop 17. This makes it easy for Mac users to do. work and sync with Windows users.

Of course, everything related to the Apple house is not cheap at all. Parallels Desktop 17 comes with a paid option of $79.99/year for the regular version and $99.99/year for the Pro/Enterprise edition. Those who have purchased the old version license will be offered an upgrade to the new version for $49.99.

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Source : Genk