Parallels now runs natively on an M1 Mac, no emulation required. That gets rid of half the “emulation on emulation” problem, and Parallels claims you can run some programs at “native speeds.”. Notice that’s “some” programs, and there are a few other catches as well. You’ll have to use a Windows 10 ARM edition, and that’s only. And while compatibility should always be better with Parallels or other VM platform (when they become available), running QDA Miner in Crossover will allow you to achieve the best performance you can get on M1-based Macs. For WordStat, our current recommendation is slightly different. It works fine without any issue with Parallels.