Parallels, a well-known virtualization software on the Mac platform, recently announced an exciting news that it will use the new virtualization engine of Apple’s M1 Mac chip hardware-assisted virtualization, which shows that the Windows operating system can also be installed on the Mac equipped with the M1 chip. .
The Mac equipped with Apple’s self-developed M1 chip was finally released last month, and its performance is really surprising, but because it is based on the ARM architecture, the compatibility of the system has been questioned. However, Parallels, a well-known virtualization software for the Mac platform, recently announced an exciting good news. The new Parallels Desktop 16 for M1 Mac technology preview version is launched. This software is based on the ARM architecture. This also shows that the M1 chip Windows 10 can also be used on Mac.
According to the official statement, Parallels created a “new virtualization engine that uses Apple’s M1 Mac chip hardware-assisted virtualization” to allow users to run ARM-based operating systems in virtual machines, such as Windows 10.
Users can now download the Insider Preview version of Windows from Microsoft’s official website, and then they can use Win10 on the M1 chip Mac. Soon after Apple released the M1 chip Mac, Parallels announced in a high-profile manner that it would develop a version of Paralles for the Apple Silicon processor platform. It seems that the speed of this plan is quite fast.
However, there are still many problems in using Parallels: Intel x86-based operating system cannot be installed or started in the virtual machine; the virtual machine cannot be suspended and resumed; when the virtual machine is running, the “close” button cannot be used-but closed Virtual machine; ARM32 applications cannot work in a virtual machine, etc. These problems have yet to be optimized in subsequent versions.
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