• Highly customizable
  • OpenGL acceleration in Linux
  • Excellent virtual gaming performance in Windows
  • One-click installs for Ubuntu, Fedora, and Chrome
  • Excellent all-around speed


  • Support for non-Windows OSes not obvious
  • Sets up user as Windows 7 Administrator by default
  • Bundled anti-virus subscription is only 90 days
  • Some limits on OS X virtual machines
  • In-app Windows purchasing is overly complicated

At A Glance

Fast, stable, and highly customizable way to run Windows on a Mac.

Manufacturer’s Description

The most tested, trusted and talked-about solution for running Windows applications on your Mac.

Manufacturer’s Website

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac