Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is simply the worlds bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Use Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Access, and hundreds of other Windows applications not available on the Mac. Quickly switch between Mac and Windows. Seamlessly utilize Mac features inside Windows and leverage Windows strengths on your Mac. Parallels Desktop will automatically tune for what you will use it for the most: productivity applications, design, or development-even gaming.
The Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac supports the latest OS X El Capitan and Windows 10, thus you can use Cortana, your virtual assistant, on your Mac. It also optimizes and improves Windows boot time and shutdown time, extends battery life, runs many tasks faster in Windows. Purchase the Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac and enjoy the best of both worlds.
Ready for Windows 10 and El Capitan
Run Windows 10 in a virtual machine with ease. Upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, or create a brand new virtual machine with Windows 10. You can even run Windows 10 on El Capitan.
Lightning Fast Performance
For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, boot time and shut down time can be as much as 50% faster. Battery life is extended up to 15%. Virtual machines suspend up to 20% faster. Many tasks in Windows up to 25% faster.
Always on Cortana
Brings Windows goodness to Mac. Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech enabled virtual assistant, even when Windows 10 is not the forefront application.
Switch from Your PC to Your Mac
We make it easy to get all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more from your PC to your Mac; just follow the setup assistant.
Windows Printing made Easy
No need to install a print driver in Windows; printing from the virtual machine now opens the native OS X printer dialog to print to your OS X configured printer.
- Operating System: OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later, OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 or later, Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 or later, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later
- Guest Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2
- Processor: Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Hard Drive Space: 850 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation and about 15 GB of disk space for each virtual machine