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Compared to other VMs, Parallels has the best gaming performance. Still, a good framerate can only be achieved with games that have very low resource requirements. A much better option for resource intensive games is dual booting Windows (via Boot Camp). See More
Expensive one-year subscription for updates (important: updates for security or error corrections and not for new functionality). Lack of full EU GDPR privacy support (kindly solved by persons by e-mail on demand but not as GDPR requires). Full of non-sense functionality for common users and (for example) dynamic hardware reconfiguration is not full supported, efficient disk management of similar VM (like a KSM but on disk) See More
Parallels has a "Coherence View" mode that allows running Windows applications as if they were native OS X apps. In this mode Windows is virtualized in background and Windows features like Jump Lists, Taskbar, Start Menu, etc can be embedded directly within OS X. See More
If you only need desktop virtualization, then Parallels is a solid choice. Unfortunately for developers, purchasing the standalone license will give you the "Home" edition, which does not work with Vagrant or Docker Machine. In order to get these "Pro" features, you must subscribe. Upgrading to Pro is only $50/yr for existing customers, and VMware offers a 40% discount on Fusion to Parallels customers. See More
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