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

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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 virtual machines setup in VMware Fusion. Some of them are only servers (like Ubuntu), which I want to run without seeing the VMware Fusion icons or windows, a little like VMware ...
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Should I virtualize Windows on Mac OS X using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion?

I have a MacBook Air and would like to install Windows Vista in a virtual machine, so I can use both Mac OS X and Windows at the same time. I have tried with VirtualBox, but it performed very bad and ...
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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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Is it possible to copy paste between Mac OS and its virtual machine?

I am running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, and I have installed VMware to run virtual machines: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. I have also installed VM Tools. I would like to know if it is possible allow copy ...
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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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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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Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)

I am looking to get a Retina MacBook Pro and I am really torn between the portability of the 13" dual core i7 and the four cores of the 15" quad core i7. The majority of my work will be done using a ...
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What are some reasons to run Windows on a Mac? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing why one would run Windows on a Mac. I may be required by my school to do so, and I'm curious about potential reasons. So, what are some of the reasons to run Windows on your ...
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Will the new 2015 “MacBook” be able to run VMs effectively? Windows especially

I currently use a 2Ghz i7 x 8gb Memory 2013 MacAir. With this I am able to effectively run a windows 8 VM running Visual Studio Professional and other developement apps simultaneously, or Ubuntu and ...
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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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Is it possible to install an iPhone app in MacBook Pro?

I use an application WeChat in my iPhone a lot, as typing on a smartphone is less convenient than typing on a keyboard, I would like to be able to use that application on my MacBook Pro. The OS in my ...
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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 can I get VMWare Fusion 6 to display in Unity with full resolution on a Retina display?

As a long time (intimately familiar with 3.11) Windows user I finally made the jump to OS X. I was excited to take advantage of the massive resolution on my new MBP, and it's as awesome as I thought ...
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Am I missing out by not running in 64-bit mode?

I'm running an Early '11 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM. Currently, OS X Lion runs in 32-bit mode by default, and an important piece of software I use for work requires this mode (Cisco VPN client). Most ...
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Remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I am running Windows 7 in a virtual machine. Now all of its applications are available via the Open With (or even as the default for some) on the Mac. I don't want them there. I've remapped the ones ...
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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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How well does VirtualBox perform when compared to VMWare Fusion for Linux guests?

I'm looking to do some Linux development, which includes some live testing of my application. I need pretty decent performance, but maybe not pedal to the metal performance, at least not for testing. ...
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easy way to manage VMware ESXi on Mac OS X

I'm a VMware guy, running a dozen of ESXi ... and i'm also a mac user and I've had it with launching VMware Fusion to boot my Win7 to work on vSphere client... Am I missing something? Sys Admins and ...
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Is VMware Fusion 5.0.5 compatible with OS X El Capitan?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5 on my MacBook Pro along with VMware Fusion 5.0.5. I want to upgrade to OS X EL Capitan. Will version 5.0.5 of VMware Fusion be compatible?
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Console log flooded with “VMware Fusion Start Menu … : assertion failed: …”

I get tons of messages of this style in my console log: 08.12.14 11:03:41,045 VMware Fusion Start Menu[444]: assertion failed: 14B25: libxpc.dylib + 40320 [9437C02E-A07B-38C8-91CB-299FAA63083D]: 0x13 ...
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Using VMware Fusion on Yosemite, how can I prevent crashes with sleep wake failure?

I am using VMware Fusion 7.1.0 on Mac OS 10.10.1 Yosemite. Every evening, I send my iMac to sleep. The next morning the mac usually sits in login mask - so it has rebooted. After login, I get "sleep ...
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How to get VMware Fusion on Mac to use Logitech extra back/forward mouse buttons in Windows VM?

Scenario: I have a Mac running OS X Lion, and then VMware Fusion 4.x running Windows XP and Windows 7 as virtual machines. I use a Logitech MX310 Optical Mouse. It has 6 buttons and I think it's ...
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How to update virtual machine disk space in VMware Fusion?

I'm using Windows 7 on VMware Fusion. In the hard disk settings of the virtual machine I've set Disk Size to 65GB, I've selected pre-allocate the space and applied. However when I run Windows 7 I ...
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Do I really need to replace my MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2011 (8.2) MBP (i7@2.0Ghz) which I've upgraded to 16Gig memory and 512 Gig SSD. I am a heavy CPU and IO user: vagrant, Vmware Fusion, external display, Office, various IDE's (Xcode, ...
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VMware fast for first user, sluggish for second

After launching VMware and opening the virtual machine prepared by another user, Windows 7 runs very slowly. File read/write is 10-30x slower than it should be and Windows has started to animate ...
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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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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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Is there a free VMWare Player for Mac?

There is a free player for vmware on windows, is there a free version as well for mac? If not, any other free alternatives?
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Seeing the desktop while in Unity mode in VMWare Fusion?

When I run VMWare Fusion in Unity mode, is there any way to see the desktop or access the files on the desktop? Or must I switch into Single Window/Full Screen mode?
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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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Reset the password for a user when Snow Leopard is running as a VM?

Is it possible to reset a user's/root password for a mac image running inside vmware workstation? I googled for a while and also searched on this site but didn't find anything. Single user mode (i.e....
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Is it safe to upgrade to Yosemite when using VMWare Fusion 6?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5. Within that I have Windows 8 running in VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 for some critical (but Windows only unfortunately) applications that I use daily. Is it safe to upgrade ...
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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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Can I have a stable IP address for a virtual machine under VMWare?

I'm using VMWare to emulate Ubuntu on my Leopard Mac OS X. The IP address changes everytime I put the Mac to sleep. I was wondering if I can avoid that.
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VMWare Fusion - Where does a shared folder appear if the Virtual OS is “Snow Leopard Server”?

I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion with "Snow Leopard Server" running as the guest, virtual OS. It says that I can specify a shared folder to shared between the main Mac OS and the virtual Snow ...
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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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Open MS Office documents on Windows 7 guest VM in OS X host using Office for Mac

I am running OS X Lion, VMware Fusion 4.1.2 which points to the Windows 7 installation created for Boot Camp. When I am in my Windows 7 VM, I want to double click on files (.pdf., word .docx, .pptx, ...
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How to install OS X 10.7 and 10.8 in VMWare Fusion, on a 10.9 host?

I'm working on fairly new Mac Mini, running OS X 10.9.4 and VMWare Fusion Pro 6.0.4. For software testing purposes, I want to install both a OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion inside a ...
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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 VMware 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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Installing OS X Yosemite from compressed DMG file in VMware Fusion

I would like to install OS X Yosemite in VMware Fusion 7.0. If I select the DMG file my university is providing, VMware is unable to boot from the DMG file. The image is a compressed DMG. ...
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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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Is VMWare Fusion bought through the MacUpdate Spring 2012 Bundle a full valid version?

I'm considering buying VMWare Fusion 4. On vmware.com it's available for $49.99. MacUpdate is currently also offering a bundle which includes VMWare Fusion and 10 other apps, for a total price of $49....
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Does Fusion (VMware) support 2D graphics hardware acceleration for Yosemite guest OS?

I am disappointed to learn that the Parallels 10 (and earlier) does not support hardware accelerated 2D (nor 3D) graphics when Mac OS X is the guest OS. This means Yosemite inside Parallels runs ...
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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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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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Enable KVM on VMWare Fusion

I'm running Linux in a VM on my VMWare Fusion. I want to use qemu-kvm within the Linux VM (yes, I know it's not efficient). QEMU reports the following problem: Could not access KVM kernel module: No ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and headless linux VM

I'm running VMWare Fusion on an OSX host machine. I have a redhat VM installed, along with VMWare tools. My VM is headless, meaning I just have the terminal (no graphical interface of any kind). Is ...
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Is parallels 7 better in performance then Vmware Fusion 4?

I got Vmware Fusion 4 when I bought my MAC Book Pro ( core i7 2.0Ghz Quad Core 6MB Cache, 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD). I installed Win7 first on Vmware and then later WinXp. In both case the Virtual ...
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Suspending VMWare Fusion instance that uses Boot Camp partition?

I run my Windows 7 that's installed on Boot Camp via VMWare Fusion. I like keeping it open so that I don't need to wait 3 minutes until it starts up and so that I don't need to login every time I ...