Microsoft approves Windows 11 for Macs with Apple M1 and

Microsoft approves Windows 11 for Macs with Apple M1 and M2 chips

Microsoft developers published The official support site provides information on how to interact with the Windows 11 operating system on Mac computers based on Apple M1 and M2 processors. Users are offered two options: work through the Windows 365 cloud service or run the operating system in a Parallels Desktop 18 virtual machine.

    Image source: Parallels International

Image source: Parallels International

By and large, these options were known before, but now Microsoft has officially announced that they are supported and viable. As you might expect, the software giant continues to push its own Windows 365 cloud service, which allows you to interact with Windows virtual desktops. This option is suitable for corporate customers within tariff plans, the cost of which starts at $31 per month. This approach allows you to connect to the cloud service from Mac computers and interact with Windows 11.

The option to use the Parallels Desktop 18 virtual machine to run Windows 11 on Macs is likely to become the preferred choice. Consumer pricing for Parallels Desktop 18 starts at $99.99/year, while Pro and Business subscriptions are $119.99 and $149.99/year, respectively. Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Enterprise are reportedly available for Arm-based PCs.

It should be noted that when using Windows 11 on Mac computers, DirectX 12 and OpenGL 3.3 are not guaranteed to work correctly. The post also says that Parallels Desktop is the only official way to install Windows 11 on Macs with Apple M1 and M2 chips.


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