Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac is now available, bringing new features and performance enhancements to the popular virtualization software, including a refreshed design, password-less Sign-in with Touch ID Integration, and full support for Apple’s forthcoming macOS Sonoma operating system.
In this release, Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac brings:
- Enhanced macOS compatibility: Optimized for macOS Sonoma 14, all Windows users can now benefit from re-engineered Shared Printing via Internet Printing protocol (IPP) that supports printing from Windows apps out of the box. Plus, a richer experience enabled with dynamic resolution adjustments and familiar multitouch gestures with Trackpad support with macOS virtual machine (VM) on Mac with Apple silicon. Moreover, Pro Edition users can remotely access a macOS Sonoma 14 VM through port forwarding, particularly valuable when hosted on Amazon EC2 Mac cloud instances.
- NEW! Password-less sign-in with Touch ID integration: With easy to set up and a simplified daily sign-in routine, users with a secure Windows login and password can now use their Mac Touch ID to sign-in to Windows VMs.
- NEW! Refreshed look and feel: Redesigned app icon and refreshed UI provides easier navigation and a more modern presence in the Dock; also adds native dialogs for easier interaction with the app.
Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac also offers additional capabilities and enhancements, including:
- Improved OpenGL support, up to version 4.1, for running more CAD software on Mac, including VariCAD, Deswik.CAD, Vectorworks Vision 2023, and more.
- Improved performance for AcrGIS Pro, a map designing application.
- Compatible to run CentOS 9 Stream on Mac computers with Apple silicon, along with an updated set of ready-to-go Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 22.04.2, Fedora 38, Debian 12, and more.
- New option to create Arm-based Linux VM on Mac computers with Apple silicon using Rosetta to run x86-64 binaries, including containers.
- Enhanced support for the HashiCorp’s Packer and Vagrant with macOS VM on Apple silicon.
- New option to create, group, and manage Parallels VMs and their containers from the Visual Studio Code extension.
- Support for enrolling Windows in Windows management solutions, such as Microsoft Intune and others, when deploying it using Parallels My Account Configuration Profile or as a shared file.
Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac Standard, Pro, and Business editions can be purchased or upgraded at parallels.com/desktop or from authorized resellers. For more information, or to download a free trial, visit the Parallels website.