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Need to setup a test lab . . . . on a mac :S

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by jamin100, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

    I've usually used vmware workstation in the past on Windows to setup a test lab and create a team and isolate it from the normal network etc..

    I now want to be able to do this on a mac. VMware fusion doesnt seem to work like workstation does so can anyone recommend either a way around it, or some more software that will do the job?

    I know I could use bootcamp but I really dont want to have to boot into Windows just to use VMware workstation...

    In the beginning I'd only need a simple network with 3maybe 4 machines..

    TIA :)
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  2. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    Get a PC.

    Sorry, been dieing for an excuse to do that.
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  3. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

    Would love too but Mac's are better soooo :tune

    Seriously though, not looking to turn this into a Mac vs Pc thing..
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  4. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    Take a look at Parallels Desktop.
    I don't think it's free though.
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  5. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    you could try VirtualBox. I believe it has a mac client. Never really used it though.
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  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    If they're indeed "better", make it work. Shouldn't be that hard... it's better, right?? :tune

    Always use the right tool for the right job. ;) If you want to look cool or score with chicks, get a Mac. If you want a computing device that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and will do pretty much whatever you need it to do, get a PC. :twisted:
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
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  7. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    its in the network options for the box, cant remember if you do at the select machine screen or using the VM tools once it is up and running.

    You have got the right tools so get to it chief.
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  8. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    Second that use Virtual Box. It's easy to use and should do what you want.
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