Running Windows on Mac with Parallels Desktop 15

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Parallels Desktop 15 adds DirectX 11 support via Apple’s Metal

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Parallels, the popular Mac-to-Windows desktop virtualization software which allows users to run Windows on Mac alongside macOS announced version 15 for desktop. It now offers native support for DirectX 11 via Apple Metal. It means it can render 3D graphics 15 percent faster. It will also add native support for Sidecar in macOS Catalina as well as improved drag and drop and Apple Pencil support according to MacRumours.

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Parallels Desktop 15 is the cross-platform software application to support DirectX 11 utilizing Apple’s hardware-accelerated Metal graphics API. The company claims that the productivity of Microsoft Office apps will launch 80 percent faster with Parallels 15.

Expanded graphics supported with improved performance, which allows Mac owners to use programs and play games as they were not able to earlier. Significant highlights include Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 and games like IFA 19Age of Empires Definitive EditionFallout 4Madden NFL 19Crysis 3, and Mark of the Ninja: Remastered will run faster.

When Apple launches macOS Catalina this fall, Parallels will allow Mac users to utilize features like Sidecar and broadened Apple Pencil support within Windows. With Parallels 15, Sidecar, which will enable iPad users to use their tablet as a secondary screen in macOS Catalina, will likewise operate in Windows. Apple Pencil owners will be able to utilize their stylus in Windows programs like Microsoft Sketch Pad.

Moreover, there is a new share option to let users send Mac files from your default Windows mail application. The software application’s drag and drop function now support images from Safari, Photos, and other macOS apps. You can check out the complete list of the software application’s new features here.

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The software needs users to be running the Mojave, the existing version of macOS, or later on, while its Catalina-specific features are anticipated to be introduced around the exact same time as the new macOS version launches later on this year.

Parallels Desktop 15 subscription is now available for a one-off fee of $99.99, with the more feature-laden Pro and Business editions available at $99 per year. If the users have the older version of the software, then they can upgrade it for $49.99 while students in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the UK can have it with reduced price Student Edition.

Also read: Apple added Contactless Student ID Cards to 12 More Universities in Coming Academic Year

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