Mountain Lion works very slowly in VMware 8. XCode 4.5 is terribly slow. I tried the following things to speed things up:
- Installed VMware tools from darwin.iso provided with the vmdk file of MacOSX.
- Turned off desktop animations, minimization animation etc.
- Allocated 3GB of RAM for the VM.
- Increased no. of processors to 4.
However, the virtual machine is still too slow. What are the ways to speed things up other than the ones I mentioned above? The only apps I need to run in Lion are: XCode and Iphone simulator. It's ok if the techniques speed up only those two apps.