Best Virtual Machine For Mac / Windows

Windows operating system and Mac OS each have their own pros and cons. It is really handy to be able to keep our hands on both of the operating systems. If you are a regular user, using both the operating system simultaneously can be a hassle. Today we’ll see some of the best virtual machine for mac and Windows.

This article has been divided into two parts. One is the best virtual machine for windows to run Mac OS and the other best virtual machine for mac to run other windows based applications. I came up with the idea for this guide when trying to install Winrar on macOS.

First, let’s get into some of the best mac OS virtual machines.

Best Virtual Machine for Mac OS

If you are looking to use windows applications in Mac OS X, there are lots of good options out there.


Parallels is by far, hands down the best way to use windows applications on a mac OS laptop/system. If you are looking to visualize your windows based software, parallels got your back.


Parallels take it to a whole new level when it comes to running dual operating systems on your PC. With parallels, you do not have to install the operating system primarily. What you do is, run a windows operating system within your MAC’s desktop without rebooting the laptop.

The applications run as if they are native to the operating system without any glitches or issues. If you are looking for the best virtual machine for Mac OS X for running windows or windows applications, Parallels is your answer.

  • Gone are the days to reboot to switch between OS.
  • Windows 10 and macOS Sierra optimized
  • You get 500 GB of free online backup
  • Convert your existing PC or install a new one..

Read More About Parallels Here…….

VMware Fusion

Vmware Fusion provides a similar feature but the biggest downside of Vmware Fusion is Gaming performance/3D performance. There are lots of users that recommend Vmware Fusion because it provides some extra configurations/customization options that Parallels does not provide. So, if you are not much into gaming, that you cannot go wrong with Vmware Fusion, but we insist you stick with Parallels.

Read More About Vmware Fusion Here………

Now let’s see how you can do the same (in another way) on a Windows Computer

Best Mac OSX Virtual Machine For Windows

Yes, you can install or use Mac OS x on your windows computer or hardware. There are two ways you can do it.

  1. You can use virtualization software for MAC OS and use Mac os inside windows
  2. Either you can install Mac OS as a primary operating system which requires in-depth knowledge of your hardware and other stuff. So we recommend you stick with the first option.

Using Mac OS inside windows

Virtual Box

Virtual Box is a free virtualization software provided by oracle. Since it is free software, there are some limitations to the usability and advanced features you get on other applications.

Read More about virtual box here..

  • Vmware Workstation

Vmware workstation is the best application to install mac OS on windows PC. It provided advanced configurations and customization options. There is so much you can do with Vmware Workstation.

  • High-end, powerful virtual machines can be created with Vmware Workstation
  • Performance is unbeatable like suspending, or pausing the state of virtual machines.
  • Workstation supports 4k displays and high resolution.
  • Setting up networking is a piece of cake.

So, there you have it these were some of the best virtual machine for Mac and windows. These are the best and most tried applications among thousands of other applications.

If you face any issues, do let us know in the comments below.

Prajwal is a senior editor @Windowslovers. A Tech enthusiast who loves to read and write articles that aid users in getting the most out of their gadgets and tech it easy.

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