From the point of view of conspiracy theory, it is not responsible for speculation. In recent years, Parallels Desktop seems to benefit from Apple’s update of its Mac OS X / macOS system every year because of the new version update. Does the two parties have reached a certain market for this market? Kind of tacit understanding or benefit sharing? In fact, in fact, in recent years, the macOS system has been updated too fast, and the stability is much worse than that of the “feline” system. The consequence is that many software can’t keep up with its development rhythm; and Parallels Desktop’s product has not been thinking in recent years. “Advance” is also Apple’s habit.
Every update is based on the latest version of the Mac system. In the middle, only the toolbox module is introduced. It is good to say that it is a selling point. Do you want to use Win on the latest version of the macOS system? Well, no problem, pay the money, and then wait for the coming year, it will ask you to collect the money. A new version is taken out to find users to collect hundreds of dollars without new features. When the time is long, then, under the huge contradiction between revenue growth and the gradual loss of users, Parallels Desktop finally made this 14th generation. After the adjustment, they changed the selling point, not to adapt to the latest Mac system, but to use the “Super-charged performance” registered trademark slogan to attract old users to upgrade.
Everyone who uses a virtual machine on a Mac will be very concerned about the performance, startup speed, operational response speed, CPU usage, memory ratio, and heat dissipation of the machine running the virtual machine software. This PD is the daily life of this type of user. One of the pain points, around the speed of starting Windows and applications, saving disk space, real-time viewing and monitoring CPU and RAM usage, memory optimization has done enough homework. Let’s take a brief look at what’s new in PD 14:
The PD 14 has increased the speed by 35% for booting Windows and applications. Of course, the data is not used, depending on the configuration level of each machine and the user’s use of the system. In addition, AVX512 boosts performance by 2x, APFS format disk hung speed by 30%, PD’s own boot speed by 80%, and snapshots taking up 15% less disk space.
While the performance of the kernel has improved, the 14th generation has also improved the graphics performance, the display allocation is more flexible, and OpenGL has been updated so that more applications and popular CAD programs can be launched without slowing down the Mac. speed. Programs like SketchUp Pro, OriginLab, DIALux 8, DELFTship, and CTvox can all be magically and smoothly used on the Mac.
Release more disk space
The new version adds disk usage optimization to free up to 20 GB of space; it also automatically recognizes virtual disks to increase the optimal storage savings. The Free Disk Space notification shows how to archive data and reclaim space, and it’s more convenient to work with Clean Drives in Parallels Toolbox.
Easy to monitor
With Windows and Full Screen mode, you can quickly view, track, and manage CPU/RAM usage in the status bar.
Support for Touch Bar
For MacBooks with Touch Bar, you can also use it to control professional tools such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Visual Studio, OneNote, and Visio on Windows.
Support macOS Mojave
This new version supports macOS Mojave, which is a core competency and a selling point that attracts users to buy, but as mentioned at the beginning, P company did not use it to be the only promotional focus.
Support more hardware
In addition, the new version adds pressure sensitivity sharing to the tablet, allowing the Mac and Windows to share the camera.
What changes have been made to Parallels Desktop Pro?
If you have a mine in your home, you can also choose the Pro version. This so-called professional version allows you to enjoy the free upgrade privileges of any small version in the 14th generation. And support VS plug-ins, and the professional version of users can also enjoy enterprise cloud services, all-day phone, email technical support.
At present, the PD 14 official website purchase policy is that new users buy a minimum of 498 yuan, but this is only a one-year subscription price. Considering that PD will update the version number of macOS every year, this one-year subscription is more suitable. Of course, if your Mac does not consider the version upgrade in the future, and does not intend to follow the PD version update rhythm, you can choose a one-time license purchase plan of 698 yuan, but the upgrade of the 698 yuan version to the PD 15 still needs to be upgraded. money.
Both Pro and Business users pay for annual subscriptions at an annual price of $698. If you have Parallels Desktop 11 and above, you can choose a $358 solution to upgrade.
IX. Parallels Desktop 14 supported virtual systems and macOS systems
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows 7 (SP0-SP1)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP0-SP2)
- Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (SP0-SP2)
- Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP0-SP2)
- Windows XP (SP0-SP3)
- Windows 2000 Professional SP4
- Windows 2000 Server SP4
- MS-DOS 6.22 **
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, 6, 5
- CentOS Linux 7, 6, 5
- Fedora Linux 28, 27, 26
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 17.10, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
- Debian GNU/Linux 9.4, 9, 8, 7
- Suse Linux Enterprise 12 SP3, 11 SP3, 11 SP2
- OpenSUSE Linux 15, 42.3, 13.2, 13.1, 12.3
- Linux Mint 19, 18, 17
- Kali 2018.2, 2018.1, 2
- Elementary 0.4
- Manjaro 17
- Mageia 6, 5, 4, 3
- Gentoo Linux **
- Solaris 11.3, 11, 10 **
- openBSD 6 **
- FreeBSD 11.1, 10, 10, 9, 8 **
- openVZ 7
- eComStation 2, 1.2 **
- ReactOS 0.4 **
- Android OS*
Supported macOS version:
- macOS Mojave 10.14.x
- macOS High Sierra 10.13.x
- macOS Sierra 10.12.x
- OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.x
- OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
- OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
- OS X Lion 10.7.x
- OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
- Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
* — Only the one downloaded with help of Installation Assistant.
** — Parallels tools are not available for this operating system.