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How to Set up Your Catalina Mac to Run 32-bit apps

In a recent blog post, my colleague Kayla Myrhow did an excellent job explaining the 32-bit application issue for users who are considering or have already moved to macOS® Catalina. In this post, I’ll show you how to set up your Mac® to continue to run 32-bit apps. You can do this either before or after you upgrade to macOS Catalina. There are only two steps, but it does take about 45 minutes … [Read more...]

Learn How to Run 32-Bit apps on macOS Catalina with Parallels Desktop

Apple® claims Mac® users will not have support for 32-bit applications or programs on macOS® Catalina. This is incorrect. Mac users will be able to continue to run 32-bit applications or programs—even if they are using macOS Catalina—with the help of Parallels Desktop® for Mac.  The Parallels Desktop Installation Assistant makes it easy for macOS users to create a macOS virtual machine … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop 15: 10 Features in 10 Minutes (OK, more like 8 minutes!)

I spent most of August traveling around Asia and presenting demonstrations of Parallels Desktop® 15 for Mac to various audiences, including technical press, bloggers and Parallels partners. The new Parallels Desktop feature that received the most positive reaction? The conversion to Metal and support for DirectX 11 in Windows. Also well received was the ability to play Xbox games in Windows 10 … [Read more...]

What is New in Parallels Desktop 15.1 for Mac?

We’re proud to announce that today we released the first update of Parallels Desktop® 15 for Mac. Now Parallels Desktop 15 fully supports macOS® Catalina 10.15 as both a host and guest operating system (OS). To download the latest version, go to the Parallels Desktop menu > Check for Updates, or download the installation image directly. We always want to offer our customers … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop and a Virtualized Trusted Platform Module (vTPM)

Parallels Desktop® for Mac Pro Edition and Business Edition support the integration of a virtualized Trusted Platform Module (vTPM). Now users can add TPM to their virtual machine (VM) configuration. Microsoft Windows utilizes TPM in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. Users can run these popular Microsoft operating systems on Mac with the help of Parallels … [Read more...]

Sidecar and Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac

I’ve been using macOS® Catalina since the day it was publicly announced on June 4, 2019. That evening I had the first developer preview of Catalina running in a virtual machine (VM) in Parallels Desktop® 15 for Mac. While Catalina has many interesting features, the one I find most useful is Sidecar. Sidecar enables you to use an iPad® as a secondary screen on your Mac®. Figure 1 shows a midway … [Read more...]