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You could try VirtualBox. From its webpage : VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the ...


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All Apple's hardware & software product agreements can be found at: http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/ Here's straight link to Lion's agreement. Answers to your particular interests can both be found under § 2. B: […] you are granted a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license: (i) to download, install, use and run for personal, ...


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Lion is the first Mac OS X to license some virtualization on the non-server OS. From the 10.7 EULA: (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac Computer you own or control that is already running the Apple Software. Notice the condition, though: ...


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Download and Install the free Oracle Virtualbox Virtual Machine software Utilize the scripts noted in the OS X Daily article Internet Explorer for Mac the Easy Way: Run IE 7, IE8, & IE9 Free in a Virtual Machine to download, convert and install Microsoft's free IE Testing VMs to be used on VirtualBox. We’re going to walk you through how to ...


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No. See relevant Stackoverflow discussion. In short, you need to virtualize the ARM cpu, not an x86 model. Additionally, you'd need to virtualize the swipes and taps and whatnot, which would be quite the tall order. Here's one project that's attempting to virtualize iOS on the QEMU platform: IEMU.


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Unfortunately you cannot virtualize OS X Lion under any other OS except OS X Lion. It's not enough that it's running on Apple hardware. The OS X Lion EULA says: Section 2, Sub-Section B: (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac ...


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I was in the exact situation as you 2 weeks ago. I have developer friends who have used Parallels in the past for their Windows development VMs, and they had since moved to VMware Fusion 3. I started off with a trial of Parallels Desktop 6; in a nutshell, I had issues virtualizing some of my physical machines, but overall it ran my VMs well. However, I did ...


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For Bootcamp I'm using AutoHotkey app as a way to remap standard Windows keyboard switch combination to Command ⌘+Space. I've just tried to remap right command key of my Apple Aluminum keyboard to become Context menu key and it works with editing AutoHotkey.aht configuration file and adding RWin::AppsKey as a key binding. You may read more on ...


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Here is my current solution: boot from OS X DVD - mandatory! open terminal diskutil list umount "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" fsck -f /dev/disk0s2 diskutil resizevolume /dev/disk0s2 100G


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I recommend using the Shared Folders feature in VMware Fusion. I have a Boot Camp partition as well running Windows 7. When I need to access files that are on the Mac OS X side from within Windows, I go the VM preferences and enable each folder I want to share (you can share multiple folders form different locations). All shared folders will then be shown ...


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You basically have three options for Virtualization on Mac OS X: The already mentioned (and free) VirtualBox The first solution for Mac (and arguably one of the best ones these days) Parallels for Mac The very famous VMware Fusion, from VMWare Inc. Any of these will allow you to run a variety of OSs under OS X without resorting to bootcamp or ...


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No. Apple expressly forbids running any Mac OS on a computer that is not made by Apple, under any circumstances. What Apple does allow is running multiple instances of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion under a virtual machine on an Apple Macintosh computer that also runs Lion. This would not be of much use to a consumer; it is designed for use by developers and on servers ...


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The PowerPC and Intel Macs are totally different architectures, so you are correct, you could only really emulate a PowerPC install on an intel machine, versus virtualize Windows/Mac OS/Linux on a intel machine. There are some PowerPC emulators, but the one I know of for OS X would be PearPC. I have used PearPC a very long time ago, and don't know how well ...


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Wine You could try Wine and use the Winebottler frontend for installing common Windows software. With Wine isn't 100% compatible with all windows programs, so consider yourself lucky if all your applications work. Virtualbox Virtualbox is a PC virtualization software. You'll need to install Windows as a "Guest operating system", which requires a Windows ...


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You can find a lot of documentation about copy/paste, drag and drop,... on the website of VMWare, and they stated: To use the copy and paste feature, VMware Tools must be installed on the virtual machine. But since you've already installed those tools, I recommend you reinstall them. Just to be sure. Also, make sure you don't stumble upon the ...


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These instructions are for VirtualBox on Windows and Linux but they work well on OS X as well. Taken from here -- abridged and modified for OS X guest OS: Rip your original retail DVD of Snow Leopard in ISO format. In VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine. Name it as you want, but select "Mac OS X" as the operating system, and "Mac OS X Server" as the ...


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Having extensively used VMware Fusion (all the versions from 1 beta till 3.1), Parallels (from their first public release till 5.x -haven’t yet upgraded to 6) and a lot of VirtualBox versions (Although I stopped using it six months ago), I can say that for Windows both Parallels and VMware ran circles around VirtualBox in terms of features, compatibility and ...


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VMWare 3.1.2 Go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Applications > Default Applications Uncheck the box: "Open your Mac files and web links using XX applications Parallels 6.0 Go to Virtual Machine > Configure > Applications Uncheck the box: "Share windows applications with Mac"


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10.7 (Build 11A511) guest in VirtualBox 4.1 greater Whilst end user forums are currently limited to Mac OS X Server, not updated for Lion, there is discussion of Lion (not always Lion Server) in that context. With the most recent VirtualBox it is unnecessary to convert disk images; .dmg files are recognised. Depending on your approach, you might see: ...


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You don't have the Lion compatible version of Parallels installed! The current version is 6.0.12094. You can download the latest version from Parallel's download page or use Check for Updates... in Parallels Desktop menu.


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If this is a hobby and you are not planning on releasing any apps to the app store, and you can tolerate the slow performance and don't care about running on real devices, then don't worry about it. However, if you are creating a business the it is essential to run on real hardware. Any low end Mac (MacBook Air 11", is my current favorite) will blow away any ...


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Easy method: iPartition ($45) It gives you the option in the program to create a bootable DVD if you want to make changes to your boot drive. You could also run it from another Mac with the Mac you want to modify booted into Target Disk Mode. Definitely not free, but it will save you a headache.


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The best advice. Trail both and then decide. I was a long time fan of VMWare, however recently moved to Parallels. Side by side, Parallels gave me a 5.1 experience index for Windows 7, and VMWare Fusion gave me a 4.9. Performance wise both are solid on my hardware, however I prefer the interface and coherence features of Parallels over Unity. This is however ...


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I've used raw disk access under VMWare Fusion. It's less than intuitive, but it works. The helper app (and google-fodder) is "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmware-rawdiskCreator". Important: Consider this a "from-memory, basic idea of what the process requires", rather than a howto - please do google for "fusion vmware-rawdiskcreator" to find ...


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Assuming there are no firewall issues, it may be worth double checking that you are using the correct IP address to connect to your Mac. When using Shared Networking, Parallels creates a separate sub-network that is used between Parallels and your Mac. As such, your Mac will be using a different IP address to communicate with Parallels than it will to ...


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Yes it's possible. You don't need to install multiple virtualization software to run multiple virtualized systems. You can use one virtualization software (VMware, Parallels or VirtualBox for example) to run multiple virtual machines at the same time. You can edit the Virtual Machines. You can change the amount of memory and the number of cores used by ...


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For VMWare the command key acts as the windows key, so command+right and command+left will do what you want. If this isn't working, you might not have the VMWare guest tools installed on the virtual machine. There are instructions here: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/new_guest_tools_ws.html


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Using a virtual disk in VMware you can avoid dedicating space to Windows 7 that is just free space, unlike a dual-boot where you'd have to allocate a partition that has all the free space you will ever need. (Probably true with other VM solutions, but I don't know.) While a VMware virtual disk does not auto-shrink, it starts out small (on the host disk) ...


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You can technically run Lion in a VM, but I really really really wouldn't recommend it. Here's why: You're basically entering the murky world of Hackintoshes Hackintoshes are inherently "hacky". The performance is rarely going to be as reliable as running OSX on mac hardware. You're violating Apple's EULA. If you really want to do it, here's a link, but ...


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VMware's knowledge base article, Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion, shows the setting to change: Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion There is no way to choose a different video memory size through the user interface. It must be done by editing the virtual machine settings (.vmx) file. For more information, see Editing the .vmx ...



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