OK great. that looks like excellent advices. Best way to back this up ? I put a synology in, so active backup sync (network, whole image backup of windows system) in the windows VM, or use time machine on the mac and back the whole thing up ? It seems like it wants to back up the whole 68GB system each time on timemachine, doesn't seem that efficient to me, or just do both and let them do what they do. ?
Fusion will run Linux VMs:So as a new Mac user, can you use Parallels 17 to run Arm Linux, or is it Windows only? Their website doesn't seem to mention Linux, and it makes out that Windows is the crucial thing. If it is Windows only, I'll wait for the official release of VMWare Fusion for M1 Macs.
List of the supported OS from the manual : https://download.parallels.com/desktop/v17/docs/en_US/Parallels Desktop User's Guide.pdf
Awesome. Thank you. Interesting that it supports far more Linux distributions on Intel when compared to M1. I know for a fact those Intel only Linux distributions have an Arm version so I'm not sure what the thinking was when it comes to removing support for them on M1 Macs.
They release a new version every year - I'm on their subscription programme, and I downloaded Parallels 16 on the 11th August 2020 so it's been almost exactly a year.
This may be my last year. I still need Windows for one or two little tasks but I have a little Dell SFF PC I might repurpose for that and run headless.