You can now run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac with Parallels Desktop

Want a taste of what’s to come for those who use Windows? With the latest version of Parallels Desktop 10, you can run Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac without even leaving Yosemite.

The latest release of Parallels Desktop for Mac (10.1.4, build 28883), which can be downloaded from, is required for experimental support for Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 9926) and Office Preview for Windows 10 which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The included wizard will even download the Windows 10 Technical Preview directly from within Parallels Desktop and create a virtual machine for your copy of Windows 10 Technical Preview.

“Parallels Desktop enjoys very strong support among software developers and IT pros,” said Parallels president Jack Zubarev. “We are happy to deliver all the tools they need to quickly and safely test or run the latest OS and applications, now including the Windows 10 Technical Preview.”

As we previously detailed, Windows 10 Technical Preview includes features like the new Start menu, Photos, Maps app, Cortana and Windows Store beta which offers Office Preview for Windows 10.

And here's how to install Windows 10 Technical preview on your Mac OS X using the free VMware fusion virtualization software: 

In addition to running Windows 10 Technology Preview alongside OS X using free virtualization software like Oracle’s VM VirtualBox and the aforementioned VMWare Fusion, or paid ones with more features like Parallels Desktop, you can now try out Office for Windows 10 yourself.

With Parallels Desktop, you can run OS X and various operating systems side-by-side on your Mac. While this results in a slower performance versus dual-booting, virtualization gives you the flexibility to choose whichever operating systems best fits your needs, be it OS X Yosemite / Mavericks / Mountain Lion, Chrome OS, Android, Windows 8 or 7 or one of the many flavors of Linux.

The app costs $80, or $40 if you’re a student. A free two-week trial is available.

Source: Parallels


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