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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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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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Okay, I found out where it's located - /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf So, open it up (VMWare shouldn't be running while you do this): sudo nano /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf Go down in the file, there should be a section like: [incomingtcp] # Use these with care - anyone can enter into your VM through these... ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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An additional way, you can start up the VMs you want and then force quit VMware Fusion using Command+Option+Shift+Esc The GUI quits but the VMs run in the background. To manage these VMs you can start VMware fusion again as usual and it will show you what's currently running.


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


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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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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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I've fixed this my using Fusion's "Key Mappings" feature. CajunLuke is correct: Windows was receiving "Win+Left" and "Win+Right", I simply re-mapped "Cmd+Left" to "Alt+Left" and "Cmd+Right" to "Alt+Right", and Explorer et al. seem to work correctly now.


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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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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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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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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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Yes Copy and paste is supported, but it depends on what you are doing. If you are trying to copy and paste files using a right click and copy command in the Finder, and then trying to right click and paste in a Windows VM for example that will not work since VMware does not support copying files that way. When moving files between VMs Drag and drop is the ...


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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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