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


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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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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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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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Yes and no. In regards to retail installation discs / upgrades "purchased" from the Mac App Store, no, they are typically not machine specific. These are general builds that are meant to install on any supported hardware. Machine specific builds DO exist although at this point of time they aren't an issue for most people. When Macs shipped with physical ...


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If I remember correctly, you should be able to install Ubuntu into Boot Camp, and then virtualize it using Parallels Desktop. Works great with Windows; most likely with Ubuntu as well.


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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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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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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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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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