With Windows 11 becoming real, Parallels now has its work cut out to ensure that the new OS works as smooth as possible on macOS powered hardware.
Easier said than done, considering just how choosey Windows 11 when it comes to hardware compatibility. Microsoft is standing firm on the processor limitations for the new operating system, saying that only 8th generation chips and newer from Intel will be able to handle the new OS.
Over in the world of Apple, though, Parallels has confirmed recently that Windows 11 will definitely come to Macs.
However, for the time being, the team at Parallels is still looking at what this new operating system changes in terms of hardware before starting to work on the port.
Nick Dobrovolskiy, SVP of Engineering and Support:
“Since Windows 11 has just been announced recently, the Parallels Engineering team is waiting for the official Windows 11 Insider Preview build to start studying changes introduced in the new OS to deliver full compatibility in future Parallels Desktop updates.”
The company has not provided any ETA on when Macs will be able to run Windows 11.
But it is a solid bet that it should not take too long, seeing as the operating system itself is projected to go live later this year. These next few months should provide us a better idea where it stands in terms of being virtualized on Apple hardware.