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Parallels Desktop Lite allows you to easily run Windows, Linux, and their applications on your Mac. You don't have to reboot your Mac to switch between operating systems or when switching between Mac, Windows, or Linux applications.

  • Use Mac gestures in Windows apps
  • Time synchronization between Mac and Windows
  • Mouse synchronization enables the mouse to move seamlessly between the Mac OS, Windows, and Linux
  • Copy/paste formatted text between Mac and Windows
  • Drag and drop files between Mac and Windows
  • Share Mac folders with Windows-including Desktop,

What's New

Version 1.3.0:
  • Now when you resize the virtual machine window or switch between view modes, the virtual machine screen resolution changes faster and more smoothly.
  • The way Windows is displayed when the Retina Resolution > Scaled option is selected has been improved: the text became crisper and graphics sharper.
  • Improved support for Zorin OS, Elementary OS, Kali Linux, and Manjaro


  • OS X 10.11.5 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 883
Version Downloads 503
License Updater
Date 20 Dec 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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