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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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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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Lion is not meant to be used in 32bit mode. Also addressing more than 4GB ram with 32bit kernel is slower (it uses PAE). If the only reason of using Lion in 32bit mode is the Cisco VPN client (yuck!) there is a way. Here is an article explaining how to use the native VPN client instead - it's for 10.6, but should work. It's a matter of configuration, not of ...


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It appears you can start Fusion headless by executing the following: /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmrun -T fusion start ~/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/[IMAGENAME].vmwarevm/[IMAGENAME].vmx nogui You could also add /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library to your $PATH or create an alias to have easier access to ...


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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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You can't run OS X virtualized or not, on non-Apple-branded hardware per the software license agreement. You would need Apple hardware to virtualize it and be compliant with the EULA. Mavericks EULA


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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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If Finder thinks it is a bundle, maybe you can right-click on it and "Show Package Contents"...


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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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You can not legally install OS X on VMware Workstation or Virtualbox and VMware has checks to prevent it. You have to hack it to get it to work and we don't provide hacks here. You can read more about it here.


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Per VMware's Retina KB article, you can enable 1:1 pixel mapping for a Fusion 5 VM by going to Settings → Display and checking Use full resolution for Retina display. If after that you don't see the 2880x1800 resolution, you need to make some manual tweaks, following this KB article: Open the .vmx file in a text editor. Add the line svga.autodetect = ...


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VMWare Player is only avaiable for Windows and Linux, not OS X. To install Windows 8 on your Mac, you will need to purchase VMware Fusion. From http://www.vmware.com/products/player/overview.html: VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. You do have a couple of free options: Virtualbox is a free ...


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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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Sounds like you might not have VMware Tools installed in the second VM. Do you see the VMware Tools icon in the taskbar tray? If not, you can select "Install VMware Tools" from the "Virtual Machine" menu (mine says "Reinstall" as I already have it installed)


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To expand on what CajunLuke said about changing the configuration on a per app basis. If you have Logitech Control Center for OS X installed you can use Advanced click settings for just VMFusion using the following steps. System Settings > Control Center Click the Plus button next to the global settings drop down and navigate to VMFusion and click ...


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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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With OS X 10.8 gfxCardStatus is no longer capable of enforcing Integrated Graphics card only. When one uses VMWare Fusion, the discrete graphics card is enforced, which drains the battery too fast. I have not found any solution online to fix this. But I managed (thanks to PePe) to discover one. How to use Integrated Graphics Card with VMware Fusion on ...


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A more or less official answer from a VMWare support forum moderator from what I can tell is at http://communities.vmware.com/thread/428763?tstart=825 In short. Windows CANNOT run an OSX guest OS. The OP in the linked thread is even running a Mac under bootcamp, and hangs at Apple logo on boot. Proper hardware emulation is the cited cause. There might even ...


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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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As a professional software developer, I often use various versions of Windows inside VMWare on a Mac. Reasons include: It's easy to back up the virtual machine, so if it gets malware, I can just snuff and restore it. If I need to run a Windows program or utility, it can be a lot quicker to start up one of my virtual machines on an already-running Mac than ...


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the main reason might be compatibility: There is a lot of software for MacOS X and you can do nearly everything with a Mac and there is software which is even unique on MacOS X. On the other hand, there is "standard" software for Windows in some areas e. g. in engineering CAD CAE and simulation software which does not exist afaik for MacOS X. ...


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I'm a Fusion user and have been for a few years now. Fusion 4.x has been a nice upgrade and it's a very stable way to run the latest Windows OSes on OS X. I think you'll be fine with Fusion or Parallels -- both are tested and support Win7. VirtualBox is a nice option, but be prepared to go it alone if you run in to any issues. None is really better than the ...


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A quick solution to the problem is to simply make a new admin account with a password you know. The details are covered step by step in another answer, but here is the summary: You should be able to mount the disk image of the mac using vmware tools and delete the /private/var/db/.AppleSetupDone file. Upon the next boot of the VM, you will be prompted 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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How do I go about debugging the problem? Passing VM images around is tricky business. The image is often created with hypervisor extensions that take advantage of specific hardware features on the machine where the VM was created. If you're not using precisely the same hardware (especially the same CPU) the VM can run slowly or even crash your host OS ...


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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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Upgrade to the latest version of VMWare Fusion, in your situation you will need manually download it as indicated below for the situation you describe in your question: I upgraded to Mountain Lion and now VMware Fusion 4 won’t start. What happened? Mountain Lion appears to detect some older versions of VMware Fusion 4 and prevent them from ...


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The latest version of VMWare Fusion is version 4. If you want to use VMWare on Mountain Lion, unfortunately you can no longer use the old version. This VMWare blog post says: Does VMware Fusion 3 work with Mountain Lion? No. VMware Fusion 3 was released in October 2009 and was optimized for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. VMware Fusion 3 is no ...


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One solution is to install RCDefaultApp and change the file association for text files. Another solution is to disable Windows application integration for that virtual machine. To do that open the virtual machine, go to the Virtual Machine menu and select Settings.... Change the settings for Default Applications. You likely want to uncheck Run Windows ...



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