Virtualization software like Parallels is usually associated with running Windows on a Mac, but virtualization can also be used to run other versions of MacOS. I'm safe to tinker with Apple's latest developer or public beta by using virtualization to run them right within the current stable release of macOS. I also run older operating systems to run software like Final Cut Pro 7, which was orphaned with last year's MacOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac is now available and is fully optimized for MacOS Mojave. Version 14 focuses less on whiz-bang new features and instead focuses wisely on what it matters: Under-the-hood performance improvements. You will notice the difference every time you start the program, which is the fastest it has been as much as 80 percent, according to the company's marketing requirements. In this case, they have good reason to brag ̵
Since Mac Owners Trust Parallels Desktop to run one or more flavors of Windows on their favorite OS, of energy this time has been devoted to improvements on this front. Windows VMs now start up to 35 percent faster and programs running inside them. The results are quite remarkable; As a long-lasting Parallels user, this is the closest to running Windows 10 to the actual PC hardware I've ever seen.
At least some of this improvement can be attributed to the way Parallels Desktop 14 automatically adjusts the use of the video memory for best performance. Instead of guessing how much you may need or accept the recommended settings, the software dynamically balances the balance between what's available and what's needed. Unfortunately, the automatic setting only works with newer tastes of Microsoft's OS-Windows 10 and 8.1 worked for me, but not Windows 7 or XP, or any VMs running macOS, Linux or Android.
Keep it Clean
Another Step in the Right Direction with Parallels Desktop 14 is the new Free Up Disk Space feature. Although the software has been able to manually recover valuable storage from individual virtual machines (VM), this option has been incorporated into a new window that also consolidates snapshots (which now take up 15 percent less space) and resumes / finishes tasks, as well as the ability for Pro Edition subscribers to archive less-used World Cup for even more savings.
Having everything in one place is not only practical, it makes a lot of sense for those of us who juggle more open World Cups at any given time. Such users would also like to know PD14 introduces a Resource Monitor window that holds real-time tabs on the CPU and RAM usage for your Mac, as well as all running VMs. Now you will no longer be in the dark about which virtual machines use the use of valuable system resources.
MacBook owners will appreciate improved Touch Bar support for popular Windows apps like OneNote, AutoCAD, and SketchUp, and these and others also benefit from OpenGL enhancements that provide impressive graphics performance. I really love the way PD14 handles multiple monitors in fullscreen mode on Windows 10; In real Mac style, there is no fudging around with settings, it just works. Parallels Desktop 14 (19659015) Parallels Desktop 14 lets you use Windows 10 to utilize multiple monitors.
If you purchase Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac for the first time or take the annual upgrade stop, I would not hesitate to install this version. You will probably get a small internal storage space. The application size is reduced by approx. 150 MB (with support from support documentation going to the web), but automatic disk monitoring can save as much as 20 GB for those who have multiple VMs. In my case, I recovered a few gigabytes, as I was too happy to return.
Storing valuable disk space and delivering real performance improvements make this a must-have upgrade – I need it to run on the latest macOS Mojave.