Wine vs Parallels Desktop : Which is Better?

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Wine

Open Source Software for running Windows applications on other operating systems. Developed by Jeremy Newman

License: Open Source

Categories: OS & Utilities

Apps available for Mac OS X Linux BSD

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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

Wine VS Parallels Desktop Feature comparision

Feature Wine Parallels Desktop
Compatibility layers
Emulation
Linux
Run Windows software
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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