The idea that Mac users would utilize Parallels to move themselves off of Windows is unlikely at best. Don’t get me wrong, the Mac user is clearly going to prefer their desktop to that of a Windows one.
Despite this, in order to use products like Parallels translates into needing a copy of Windows. All virtualization really does is help two blend two operating systems a bit. Does nothing for saving money on Windows licenses.
And considering the popularity of products from VMWare, also for the Mac, I am wondering how all of this is to play out. One thing is for sure – if Parallels can now run Windows faster than VMWare, then clearly someone involved there had better be worried.