The Yes, This Big Header Banner
No stickies found.
Random Comment
Comment #11060
This has some strange effects. Your population is not at a steady education because let\'s say joe blow is a highly educated sim on day one in an upper-scale condo or house. In the morning he tries to find his way to the first available job requiring

Parallels Desktop now running natively on M1 mac

at 20:46 - 12th, May 2021
This reminds me so much of the G3's and G4's back in the day and trying all sorts of emulators to get windows running back then.

After sixteen major releases, you might think there’s not much left to be added to Parallels Desktop – and for the vast majority of Mac users who are still using Intel CPUs, there isn’t. For them, this update to the popular virtualisation software tidies up a few bugs and adds support for the latest version of the Linux kernel, but that’s largely it. Overall it’s not even consequential enough to warrant a full ticking up of the version number.

Yet arguably, this is the most significant release of Parallels Desktop since it first appeared in 2006. Just as version one unlocked the potential of Apple’s then-recent switch to the Intel architecture, this one breaks new ground by allowing you to install and run Windows 10 on Apple Silicon.

So there's a catch though. This is basically a virtual machine running Windows 10 but the Windows on ARM version. So programs for windows 10 won't run properly because there is no universal binary for windows programs like there is for mac programs. Seems like the idea of running regular Windows on Mac is going back to the emulation days rather than the more recent virtual machine route.

I am curious though, to see just how good the M1 would be at emulating an x86 architecture. The G3, G4 and especially the G5 were beasts compared to their x86 counterparts back in the day, but emulating the architecture was a slog, even on a top of the line machine.

It truly does bring back feelings of the old days.


Similar posts

According to W3, Explorer 9 is the most HTML5
What the hell is going on? According to the beta test of the HTML5 compliance test, IE9 is...
Half Life Alyx
(media inside)

G4 Cube Power supply
need to buy this
Meeting with Apple Computer Montreal
Meeting is at 10.15 or 10.30 spoke with nicky at customer relations 1.877.388.0879 x487...
(media inside)

andrew andrew
News comment 1 | User comment 1292 | 2:52 - 14th, May 2021

apparently it's not terrible, although have yet to use a M1 Mac. Because it's emulating and no running natively, I am a bit skeptical.

Join the conversation

Don't have a username? Register Now
Can't remeber your login? Find Password