CrossOver vs Parallels Desktop : Which is Better?

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CrossOver

CrossOver is a Microsoft Windows compatibility layer available for macOS and Linux. This compatibility layer enables many Windows-based applications to run on macOS or Linux operating systems. Developed by CodeWeavers Inc.

License: Commercial

Categories: OS & Utilities

Apps available for Mac OS X Linux

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Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop for Mac, by Parallels, is software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. Developed by Parallels IP Holdings GmbH

License: Commercial

Apps available for Mac OS X

CrossOver VS Parallels Desktop Feature comparision

Feature CrossOver Parallels Desktop
Compatibility layers
Run Windows software
Linux
Emulation
Ad-free
Gaming
Custom Scripts
Game launcher
Multi System Emulator
Operating system
Virtualization
Windows Explorer extension
Run in existing prefix
Open VMDK files
Multiple languages
Zalando integration
Portable
Scriptable
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
FOSS
VNC Viewer
Live migration
GNU/linux-libre
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