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I have an iMac and an Snow Leopard license. I'm planning using Parallels to make additional virtual Mac. (for test and debugging purpose) Do I have to buy additional Snow Leopard license for the VMs?

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This question on StackOverflow discusses the legality of running OSX in a VM:

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Thanks. "License is single use only." I should buy additional license for VM. – Eonil Mar 20 '10 at 8:00
You need to buy a license for the Server version. Parallels and VMWare won't let you install OS X client to a VM. – cOle2 Mar 20 '10 at 16:56
Oh really? Server version only (legally)? If so, I have to give up all my plans. Main purpose of VM was making a (cheap) OS X sandbox. – Eonil Mar 21 '10 at 10:49
Snow Leopard Server is currently the only version of OS X that is licensed for virtualization. – Paul R Mar 21 '10 at 17:57

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