Other Operating Systems

Important: This guide is focused on using Parallels Desktop with Windows.

Using Parallels Desktop for Mac you can run several other kinds of operating systems on your Mac, such as several flavors of Linux and Unix, macOS Server, Windows 10 and earlier versions of Windows, and more.

Finding Information On Running Other Operating Systems

You can find much more information and details on using Parallels Desktop to run other operating systems on your Mac by checking the resources listed in More Resources.

Additionally, though not explicitly stated, many of the instructions presented in this guide also apply to supported operating systems other than Windows. And some important instructions relating to other operating systems are in the Advanced Topics section.