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Adam Engst 24 comments

LittleBITS: Unsubscribe Bug Reversed and Virtualizing Monterey on an Old Mac

We’ve resubscribed several hundred TidBITS readers who were inexplicably unsubscribed several months ago, and on a completely different topic, Adam shares a tip on how to run Monterey on a Mac that doesn’t support it.

Parallels Desktop 17.1.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Parallels Desktop 17.1.1

Makes it easier to download and install Windows 11 on an M1-based Mac. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, free update, 318 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

Parallels Desktop 17.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Parallels Desktop 17.1

Adds full support for macOS 12 Monterey and addresses overall stability and security issues. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 309 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

VMware Fusion 12.2 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

VMware Fusion 12.2

Brings a variety of bug fixes related to macOS 11 Big Sur and now requires Big Sur or later. (Free/$149.99/$199.99 new, $79/$99 upgrades, 612 MB, macOS 11+)

Parallels Desktop 17.0.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Parallels Desktop 17.0.1

Maintenance release improves compatibility with Windows 11. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 311 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

Parallels Desktop 17 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Parallels Desktop 17

Major upgrade for the popular virtualization software brings speed enhancements and support for macOS 12 Monterey and M1-based Macs. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 311 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

Adam Engst 19 comments

Windows 365 Could Offer Apple Silicon Virtualization Alternative

Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 365 service promises to let you stream Windows from the cloud to a Mac or iPad. It could be a win for those looking for an x86 Windows solution on an M1-based Mac.

Parallels Desktop 16.5 Agen Schmitz 6 comments

Parallels Desktop 16.5

Brings full native support for M1-based Macs. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 1.4 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

Glenn Fleishman 8 comments

Emulation, Virtualization, and Rosetta 2: A Blend of Old, New, and Yet To Come

Rosetta 2 for Apple silicon Macs is the latest in a line of emulators and virtual machines that Apple has released to provide continuity across hardware and operating system transitions. What’s next to come? A full Intel chip emulator for Apple’s M-series ARM chips? We’ll see.

Josh Centers No comments

A Path to Windows Apps on M1-Based Macs with Windows 10 on ARM

The new M1-based Macs can’t run traditional Windows, which requires a computer with an Intel chip, but Windows Insiders can run an ARM-based version not usually available to consumers, and it may be more useful than it might seem.

VMware Fusion 12 Agen Schmitz No comments

VMware Fusion 12

Adds support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur and introduces free VMware Fusion 12 Player for non-commercial use. (Free/$149.99/$199.99 new, $79/$99 upgrades, 612 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Parallels Desktop 16.0.1 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Parallels Desktop 16.0.1

Major upgrade for the popular virtualization software brings speed enhancements and support for macOS 11 Big Sur. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 199 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)

VMware Fusion 11.5.2 Agen Schmitz 8 comments

VMware Fusion 11.5.2

Brings bug fixes and important security patches to the standard and Pro editions of the virtualization package. ($79.99/$159.99 new, free update, 519 MB)

VMware Fusion 11.5 Agen Schmitz 3 comments

VMware Fusion 11.5

Adds support for macOS 10.15 Catalina, Windows 10 v19H2, and Oracle Linux 8.0. ($79.99/$159.99 new, free update, 518 MB)

Glenn Fleishman 103 comments

Moving to Catalina: Keep Your 32-Bit Mac Apps Running with Parallels

While macOS 10.15 Catalina won’t support old 32-bit apps, you can keep them running indefinitely on your Mac by installing a copy of 10.14 Mojave in a Parallels Desktop virtual machine.