Since Parallels released the new version of their Mac virtualization software recently and it reportedly works under OS X Yosemite (10.10), I decided to give it a go. Â Converting my Linux VMs was a breeze, but converting my Windows 7 VM wasn’t as much fun. Â The Windows VM converted perfectly, Windows itself on the other hand decided it needed to re-authorize. Â Once I sorted all that mess out (another story for another time), I was able to get back to work.
So far I’m pleased with the performance of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac. Â It seems to be running better than when I was using VMWare Fusion 6.0. Â I don’t have any solid numbers on this, but the fans in my Mac seem to not run as often under Parallels. Â Booting my mainÂ Linux VM is almost instantaneous, and my Windows 7 VM seems to be running really well 🙂