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To provide an insight into the API level changes between OS X versions, Apple's What's New in OS X developer document is useful. The deprecated framework and function lists can be extensive between 10.x releases: Deprecated Frameworks and APIs Periodically, Apple adds deprecation macros to APIs to indicate that those APIs should no longer be used ...


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For clarification, Apple's 'point' releases are the equivalent of Windows' major updates... 10.9 to 10.10 is as big a change as Windows 7 to 8. Apple has always had a lot harder approach to backwards compatibility. They want you on the latest & greatest & don't support older OSes for very long at all, "Last 3" would be about maximum for even ...


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I've found three conceptual hurdles that one needs to understand for any of this to make sense. Keyboard and Mouse Profiles For starters, it should be made clear that in VMWare Fusion's application preferences, you edit settings for a keyboard and mouse profile, but these settings do not necessarily apply to your current virtual machine! Your VM is ...


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The OS X EULA does allow for OS X to be virtualized on Apple hardware as both host and guest. This is why (as you note) VMware Workstation does not support OS X virtualization, but Fusion, ESXi, and vSphere do. All versions of VMware's apps check to ensure that you are running on Apple hardware and you are running a supported OS (as not all versions of OS ...


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No. The End User License Agreement for 10.6 does not allow for virtualization unless you have purchased the Server version. VMware Fusion (as well as VMware ESXi and VMware Workstation) honors the EULA and does not allow virtualization if the OS X EULA does not allow it.



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