“If you’re a Mac user who needs quick and fast access to a Windows installation, then in many cases it’s a good idea to go with a Virtual Machine,” Jeff Benjamin writes for 9to5Mac. “Parallels is one of the most popular virtualization options for Mac users wishing to run Windows, and the latest version, Parallels 13 [$69.99 via Amazon], makes it ridiculously easy to get up and running.”

“Parallels 13 can have you up and running, from download to usage, in just a few minutes,” Benjamin writes. “There are free virtualization options available, but if you’re looking for sheer ease of use and dead-simple installation, Parallels 13 is hard to beat. You can go from not having Windows, to having a Windows 10 installation in just a few clicks.”

“Best of all,” Benjamin writes, “the majority of the install process is completely unattended, so you can just set it and forget it.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you have to run Windows apps on your Mac, Parallels Desktop 13 is what you want.

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