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I have the perfect solution! In 2013, Microsoft released a free officially-supported solution to help Mac developers test with Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 on Macs: Go to http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools Select your desired testing OS ("Mac") Pick a virtualization platform from among VMWare, Parallels, and VirtualBox. If ...


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Games Internet Explorer: If you are a web developer and want to test your website in IE (which you have to). Also some corporate intranet applications work only on IE(6/7/8 compatibility mode). Microsoft Office: Yes, there is a version for the Mac, but some prefer the Windows version (I remember reading sometime before somewhere, (unable to find the link) ...


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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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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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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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Developing and running .Net applications. And, no, Mono is not a viable alternative, and likely will never be while MS keeps extending .Net.


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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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On Apple hardware, yes - as of OSX Lion / Lion Server. Otherwise, no - it's a violation of the EULA.


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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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After arduous research and trial and error, I've finally been able to solve this issue. First of all, if you're migrating Fusion VMs to ESXi, I recommend not using the OVF tool. At least for me, it never worked properly. Instead, I used the vmware-vdiskmanager tool, which is built into Fusion. The instructions for this migration are listed below: Open ...


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It sounds like you're running into the same issue I did, where after booting into Windows the VT-x shows as 'Disabled' in Task Manager. Not sure how or why, but after going into OS X System Preferences Target Disk Select the BOOTCAMP disk as the startup disk Everything was well after that and I could happily use Hyper-V, even from a cold boot. If ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I've found a way: Enable Select boot device at startup in the virtual machine After the startup of the VM press any key to enter the boot device menu Select Boot Maintenance Manager Select Boot from file Search your recovery volume (usually it's the 2nd one listed) Select com.apple.recovery.boot Select boot efi Recovery ...


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I'm using VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. With vmwaretools installed, it's very easy to change the resolution on the Windows VM: go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Display there is a checkbox Use full resolution for Retina display uncheck it and the vm changes back to normal resolution.


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SheepShaver will be your best bet. There's several tutorials laying around on getting OS 9 running in SheepShaver.


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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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It's not by default. If you have installed Guest Additions, then you can do this: Start the VM Go to Machine > Settings in the file menu. Go to the General tab, then Advanced. Set the Shared Clipboard setting to Disabled, Guest to Host, Host to Guest or Bidirectional.


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As far as I know, the new MacBooks as of today have only begun shipping from online orders, so I won't be able to speak from personal experience - but I would be very wary about the MacBook being able to handle intensive tasks like Parallels, especially in tandem with Visual Studio or Eclipse. Parallels' recommended hardware specs for running Windows 7 ...


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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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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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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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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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