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Task 1 Parallels Desktop The Parallels Desktop Business edition is virtualization host software that runs on Mac operating systems and allows for up to 32 virtual CPUs per host. Parallels has the ability to run thousands of Windows apps such as Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and Visual Studio, all on a host Mac OS. It also opens the doors for Mac users to run Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Linux, macOS, Solaris and more. Features Some features included in Parallels Desktop include: Snapshot save feature of guest systems. Which creates a ‘Snapshot’ of the current state and configurations of guest systems Rollback option that automatically discards all changes to a system when you shut it down, working like a kiosk system, the system returns to its preferred configuration snapshot. Convert a virtual machine from an existing Boot Camp installation. (Parallels, 2020) Share Mac Applications with Windows. Copy and Paste files or text between Mac and Windows. 32 vCPUs and 128 GB vRAM per VM. (What is, 2020) 24/7 Support. (Parallels, 2020) Benefits The main benefit of Parallels Desktop is the ability to run Windows apps and various operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, on a Mac OS Host. Industry Sectors Parallels Desktop is invaluable in testing environments or environments like schools or kiosk style workplaces where the rollback feature is highly valued. It is also obviously valued where the clientele requires, prefers or already owns Mac hardware and require access to windows apps or other operating systems. It is the first-choice virtualization software for Mac users who prefer Windows apps such as CorelDraw, WordPerfect Office and Microsoft Office. (Mendelson 2019) Price Parallels Desktop is subscription only, costing $79.99 per year for the regular edition best suited for Home and Student use. Or $99.99 a year for the pro version and $99.99 per computer, per year for the business edition. VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro
VMware Workstation Pro is virtualization software suitable for running on x86 or x86-64 compatible systems. It is also accompanied by its sibling VMware Fusion range which provides similar functionality for users of Macs. Features VMware unlike parallels Desktop offers more flexibility with guest OS including Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows, MacOS and more. The Host options are also more flexible with Host OS, having a Windows and Mac version. Some features included in Parallels Desktop include: Run Linux OS or applications on Windows or Mac. Run Windows OS or applications on Mac. Enforce policies on the use of USB memory cards, flash drives, video cameras and any other third-party devices plugged into a laptop. Providing added to security to an organization’s assets. Access apps from multiple operating systems on separate monitors, desktops or side by side.

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