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Virtulization Software....

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Grim-83, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    I've been reading through some of the posts, still without a clue of what software I should move to.

    I'm currently running Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 7 and VMware Fusion on my Mac Mini. I don't like either situation since VirtualBox wont run VM of Mac OSX, and my Mac Mini is really just for a media server.

    So my question is, Which Visualization software is there out there that will run on Windows 7 which will also allow me to run Mac virtual machines as well as Windows.
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Says VirtualBox supports Mac OS X :-
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes

    Vmware workstation/player should work otherwise.
     
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  3. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    I've tried over and over, it just doesn't want to work. VMware website say workstation 9 works for Linux and Windows but no mention for OSX...
     
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  4. dmarsh

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    Apparently Apple/Vmware aren't so keen on you running OS X on Windows using virtualisation, therefore its not supported, doesn't mean it can't be done however.
     
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  5. scott28tt

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    I think I'm right in saying that MacOS can only legally be run on Apple hardware, if that's the case there's no way either Apple or VMware could ever really support MacOS as a guest OS.

    (I'm not referring to OSX Server)
     
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  6. SimonD

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    Caveat to that is that Fusion should be fine to run a virtualised instance of OSX, you just can't run it on any Windows based hosts (or native ESXi hosts unless as Scott says, it's a Mac Server).

    As a side note Workstation 8 and 9 run OSX just fine with some minor changes, have a look around for some hints and tips.
     
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