Parallels Desktop is the most powerful and fast emulation software for running Windows, Linux, and even older macOS versions on Intel-based Macs. It works both on Mac with the Apple M1 chip and Mac with an Intel processor – all without rebooting. You can run many Windows apps on your Mac, including performance-heavy games and CAD programs.
Creating and editing virtual machine configurations is available for free. Running virtual machines requires an in-app purchase of an auto-renewable subscription (1 year). You can cancel at any time.
Additionally to its free version, Parallels also offers a free 14-day trial of Parallels’ full version.