Virtualization software for OS X. It only runs on Intel Macs.

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What have more performance, a virtualized Boot Camp partion or a virtual hard drive?

I need to virtualize some Windows applications (I will use Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion). I have to options: To install Windows in a partition using Boot Camp and virtualize this partition ...
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Moving Fusion VMs to ESXi

I am in the process of moving several VMs created in VMWare Fusion 5 into ESXi 5.1, which I just installed on a Mac Mini Server. I am able to connect just fine via the Windows application installed on ...
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Can I Boot VMWare or Parallels from an internal OS X hard drive?

The SSD on my MacBook has 4 partitions, each of which has a bootable installation of OS X. Is there any way to boot from one of these partitions with a virtualization app? I don't want to create an ...
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Fusion 5, Windows 8 and Boot Camp

VMware are not very direct about revealing the features of their producst. This KB article claims that "VMware Fusion does not support launching a Boot Camp partition with Windows 8 installed on it" ...
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How to configure the network in VMware Fusion and mac to surf the internet?

my mac pro have ethernet and wi-fi, and i configure the vm-fusion with "Share with my mac", and after configure it successfully, i can ping the mac host well, but i can go internet in my VMware fusion ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air, keyboard and trackpad stop functioning

A colleague at work has recently bought a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) and instantly asked me to put Windows 7 on it as they don't want to start using Mac OSX. They also don't want to use Windows 8 ...
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Attribute appropriate amount of resource to run Mac OS + Windows + Ubuntu simultaneously

I have a MacBook Pro where VMWare Fusion is installed to enable Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One year ago, my system was well configured so that I could run Mac OS, Windows and Ubuntu at the same time. ...
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Win 7 size within VMWare

I use VMWare with a Win 7 virtual machine. I have a late 2012 iMac with 20GB of RAM. I use Windows for ... running Groupwise constantly using Respondus occasionally Explorer (please don't judge--I ...
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vmWare Fusion guest OS display resolution broken (?)

I'm using vmWare Fusion 5.0.3 on Mac OS X, and the guest OS is also Mac OS X. The problem: I can't set the guest OS display resolution to a reasonable value. "Reasonable" here means anything that ...
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Mount ISO as CD/DVD in VMware fusion 5

I am trying to mount as CD/DVD an ISO image of Windows 8, in VMWare Fusion 5, but i cant. I dont know if this is a VMware bug. I have rMBP, and since it doesn't have an optical drive, I have to ...
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metasploit nmap VMware Fusion 5

Has anyone had success using nmap within msfconsole to target a specific host on a VM virtual network? For example, the following command works from a Terminal prompt: nmap -sT -A 172.16.187.128 ...
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How to remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion 5) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I'm running Windows 8 on a Mac using VMware Fusion 5. I don't want to see the Windows apps in the Finder's "Open With..." options. I have seen other answers that do not work with this version of ...
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Can Mountain Lion OS X run on HP G62 series using VMWare virtualization?

My laptop specifications are: Intel Core i3 M350 2.27 GHZ 4G RAM DDR2 MS Windows 64 bit is installed I am trying to install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. The setups are: VMware Workstation 8 is ...
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Specify the resource a virtual machine has

I am using a Mac having this: I have installed VMware Fusion, in one virtual machine Ubuntu has been installed with this ressource: And here is what is displayed in System Monitor of Ubuntu: ...
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VMware Fusion 5 with Windows 8 64 bit on MacBook Air Constant High CPU usage

I have set up Windows 8 64 bit on a MacBook Air using VMWare Fusion 5 Professional. The MacBook Air is from Oct 2012 and has an Intel Core i7 2GHz and 8 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM. I have Windows 8 ...
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Force integrated graphics card on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion when working with VMware Fusion 5.x?

I want to force the GPU on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15 (A1286) to remain on the integrated GPU while I run VMWare Fusion 5.x. The gfxCardStatus software doesn't work on 10.8. Is there another solution?
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How can I use Windows via Parallels or Fusion with MINIMAL HARD DISK space?

I would like to use VMWare Fusion or Parallels (or another option for running Windows within OSX; not Wine), but I am concerned about the hard disk space requirements. How can I reduce the hard disk ...
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installing mac os 10.7 in vmware 9.0

I am installing mac os 10.7 in vmware 9.0. I have to register user account many times: welcome screen -> register information screen -> create computer account screen, after press create button, it ...
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NAT port forwarding from host to client in VMWare Fusion 5?

How do I forward ports from my host machine to the virtualized machine when I'm using NAT to share my network connection? I found some instructions for earlier versions of VMWare, but I don't see the ...
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How to increase graphics memory in Mac OS running as a client in VMware?

I have installed Mac OS in VMware today and its default settings are as follow: How can i configure the virtual workstation to increase the graphics memory to 512MB from the present value of 128MB? ...
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Retina Macbook Pro BootCamp vs Parallells Performance

I'm thinking of getting rid of my old gaming PC and just bootcamping / virtualizing on my Retina Macbook Pro. I've tried using a VM (VMWare Fusion) and the performance there was pretty awful, has ...
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Installing VMWare on Macbook - Free version

I need to install Windows 8 on my Macbook. So i am hoping to install VM Ware and then install Windows 8 on top of it. I need to know if i need to install VMWare player or VMWare Fusion ? I am using ...
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2560x1440 resolution in linux vm with virtualbox or vmware

I've got a macbook air (10.8.2) and want to use an external monitor with 2560x1440 resolution with a Linux (Debian) virtual machine. I want to use the vm in fullscreen mode, with 2560x1440 resolution. ...
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Restarting from bootcamp makes virtualization software run extremely slow

i've an issue with every dedicated software used for virtualization. My macbook pro 5,3 (2,66ghz P8800, 8 gb ram, ssd ocz agility 3 120 gb, hdd installed into the cd slot; mac os x mountain lion ...
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Using Time Machine with Virtualization (Parallels, VirtualBox, VMWare, etc…)

Since a single small change to a VM file should (I think) cause the entire multi-gigabyte file to be backed up again, are there any ideas I can use to more effectively backup my machine? Assume that ...
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Cannot delete shared files

I have Vmware Fusion 4 on my Mac. I used it for work for awhile and had windows 7 installed and was joined to a AD Domain. When I left the company I had to un-join it from the Domain. Now, I cannot ...
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How can I remove a program from “Open With”?

I recently installed VMWare Fusion and added Windows 7. Now when I right-click on a text file and choose Open With, there's an option to open with Notepad in Windows 7. This is not something I want ...
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Is it possible to run VMware Fusion in the background to hide the windows and icons it produces?

I have multiple machine's setup in VMware Fusion. Some of them are only servers (like Ubuntu), which I want to run without seeing the VMware Fusion icons or any screens. A little like what VMware ...
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Use launchd to start VMware's VM on VNC connection

I have a VM (VMware Fusion) with enabled VNC access. I want to be able to access it from the network. Unfortunately, VMware requires VM to be running to be able to accept VNC connections and ...
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Is it better to use MacPorts or just use an Ubuntu VM for local tools/services when developing on a Mac?

As a developer (primarily JVM-based web apps), I need to use a lot of different tools and services, such as Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, git, mercurial, etc. Having worked in a Linux environment where such ...
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mountain lion & vmware fusion bridged ethernet issue

I am running Mountain Lion and I have gone back to using VMWare Fusion to run my local development environment. However I had added a second network adaptor within VMWare Fusion and I am setting it ...
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Keyboard Layout in Windows 7 with VMware Fusion 5

I'm using my MacBook Pro for programming. I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running with VMware Fusion. When I switch from OS X to Windows 7, my keyboard layout changes. It's really annoying because ...
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Removing Contextual Menu Caused by VM Fusion 5

I would like to clean up the massive amount of junk in my contextual menu. I have VM Fusion 5 installed and it is one of the main culprits, showing multiple entries of Windows Apps within my context ...
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Quick Launch and Windows Menu in VMware Fusion in Unity Mode

When I run VMware Fusion in Unity mode, sometimes I need to get to the taskbar - usually to run Quick Launch programs and occasionally to open the Windows menu, but I don't want the taskbar always ...
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Vmware Fusion + Ubuntu 12.04, shortcut

I'm running vmware fusion 5 under OS X Mountain Lion. My virtual machine is running Ubuntu 12.04. I have two fastidious shortcuts which I would like to disable: When I press Command ⌘, Ubuntu opens ...
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Resolution 2880 x 1800 not available in Windows 8 (VMware Fusion 5)

I've installed Windows 8 in a VMware Fusion 5 virtual machine. Actually, I upgraded the virtual machine from VMware Fusion 4. I'd like to set my retina MacBook Pro's resolution to the display's ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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Making MacBook command-key the Emacs meta-key under VMware/Windows

I can configure emacs under OS X so that the key nearest the space bar (the key labeled Command ⌘) is my Meta key by running (setq mac-command-key-is-meta t) How can I configure the same key to be ...
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How to purchase Windows for my planned VMWare Fusion setup — via online download, etc

Apologies for this common question, but answers online are often patchy and a few details always elude me. -- I plan to buy VMWare Fusion for my Mac Powerbook (core 2 duo.) So I need to buy a copy ...
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What is the difference between various VM solutions?

I'm new to the Mac platform and need to figure out which virtualization platform is best for me. Is there a comparison list of features (and missing features) for each of the major virtualization ...
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VMware Fusion auto-adjusting Windows 7 resolution on MacBook Pro Retina

Finally my company bought me a MacBook Pro Retina (yeah! I feel so lucky!) I always used Windows (and need it, because of Visual Studio), so I installed VMware Fusion. I installed Windows 7 as ...
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VMware Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp

I've been wanting to get Windows on my retina MacBook Pro for a while now but there are so many softwares that I simply gave up. I recently found out that VMware Fusion, Parallels, and Boot Camp are ...
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Virtualization of OSX: Read-only main VM, delta stored separately?

I would like to have a (Mountain) Lion VM that I configure in a specific way, and store that in a particular place on the the system hard drive. This is simple enough. However, I would also like ...
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Cannot move window

I install a linux (Fedora) distribution through VMWare (4.0) on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The the virtual machine open up at the top of the window and hide its taskbar underneath the apple task bar ...
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Cannot use or update WMware Fusion in Mountain Lion

I was using VMWare Fusion 3.0 in Snow Leopard before upgrading to Mountain Lion. Now I cannot open or upgrade VMWare Fusion, the icon is blocked, and if clicked, a pop up comes out and if click help, ...
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Can Mountain Lion be used as a guest OS under 10.7 Lion?

I'm installing Mountain Lion on one of my Macs and I'd like to test it (under virtualization) on another. This other (for a variety of reasons) will continue to run Lion. Can I use VMware Fusion to ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion 4.0 to work on Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I find that when I attempt to launch VMWare Fusion 4.0 I receive the error: You can't use this version of the application "VMWare Fusion" with this version of OS X ...
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Does backing up the single VMWare Fusion's virtual machine file to be suffecient to backup the entire virtual machine?

Does backing up the single VMWare Fusion virtual machine file sufficient to backup the entire virtual machine? Meaning if I use that single file on other Mac or PC, will it run as it is?
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Cannot enlarge Vmware host windows

I have Fedora 17 installed on VMWare Fusion 3 on my Macbook Pro 2009. I run Fedora 17 in CLI mode and find I cannot enlarge the window size. The small terminal window size causes text to wrap and hard ...
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VM ware Installation [closed]

I am planning to install VMware software in order to launch another OS while running my current OS. I have research something about it but still would like to ask questions on the common installation ...