Parallels has released version 16.5 of its Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization software, bringing full native support for Macs with Apple’s M1 chip. For M1-based Macs, the release also resolves an issue with virtual machines having no Internet connection when they are configured to use the Shared Network setting, addresses a problem with the mouse pointer becoming sluggish, and fixes a bug that prevented the Ubuntu 21.04 virtual machine from booting after updating the kernel to 5.11.0. For Intel-based Macs, Parallels Desktop 16.5 adds support for Linux kernel version 5.11, resolves an issue with failing to start a Boot Camp-based virtual machine, addresses a problem with incorrect identification of a virtual machine operating in the Bridged Networking mode, and fixes a bug where the Internet Information Services app displayed an error. A free 14-day full-featured trial is available. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro Editions, 1.4 MB, release notes, macOS 10.13.6+)
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