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Is VirtualBox an appropriate solution for massive use? [closed]

I need a virtualization software for development and research. That is to say a lot of clones, and different operating systems (often operate together synergistically). Can VirtualBox be a ...
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SOHO Virtualized server [closed]

I want to create a server at home that runs either VirtualBox, KVM, or Xen, that is capable of doing the following: One vm will host a (linux) webserver (right now, just to host dokuwiki). Another ...
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How to start a virtual machine on a Mac where I am not a root/admin?

I want to have my own little unpolluted environment where I can test a project I am working on. The physical computer is a university Mac, and I don't want to interfere with its environment, so I ...
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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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Mac OS X virtualization on a Mac

I have a Mac, and I want to be able to run multiple versions of OS X separately so I can test my applications under the different versions. I have two questions: Is there any sort of virtualization ...
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VMWare Fusion guest application list

How does VMWare Fusion compile its list of guest OS applications (specifically for Windows) that can be found by "show package contents" of USER/Documents/Virtual Machines/VMNAME and then in the ...
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Best virtualization solution for running Linux under Mac OS X?

I'd like to run a virtualized Ubuntu instance under Mac OS X (10.6). I've used VirtualBox in the past, but am looking for something that will be faster, and don't mind paying for either Parallels ...
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Parallels 6 - Is It Just Me or Does It Run Really Slowly?

I've been running Parallels since version 2 with great success. I use it as my .Net development environment and over the last few years have converted so many others to the Parallels/Mac way of doing ...
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What Virtual Machine (virtualization) solution to use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualization software for a Mac I am a Mac user and wanted to have Windows 7 as a Virtual Machine. I know about only two possible solutions/software that I can install ...
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How much BootCamp is faster than Parallels/Fusion?

Obviously I understand that running Windows/Linux natively on the hardware is faster than using any kind of virtualization software. On the other hand when using Parallels or Fusion I can use both Mac ...
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Need to create a disk image of a Win XP system and mount it inside a VirtualBox VM

I've got a Mac with VirtualBox installed and also a PC with Windows XP SP2. I want to make an image of the Win XP box and then mount that as a VM using VirtualBox on the Mac. Can anyone suggest how ...
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virtual machine is stored is almost full yet Window C drive says 29GB free

Getting message vmware has paused this virtual machine because the disk which virtual machine is stored iss almost full. to continue, free up 962 MB of disk space. My Mac has over 160GB free. Bootcamp ...
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What's the performance impact of a virtual machine NOT running?

Question What is the performance impact on Mac OS X, 10.6 specifically, with VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac when the virtual machine is not running? Stated another way, does installing ...
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Is there free VM software for Mac?

I've seen Parallels running Windows and it's pretty darn good. But before I go and spend over $100 dollars, are there any free VM apps on the Mac that are up to speed?
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Speed of Windows XP on external USB harddrive using VirtualBox on Mac

I am considering installing Windows XP on an external hard drive in a VM with VirtualBox, but I am worried about it's speed? Would the slow transfer rate of USB slow down the performance of VirtualBox ...
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Mac Virtualization: Parallels 5 upgrade decision

Currently using Parallels v4 currently to provide a VM for VS2008 ASP.NET development on Windows 7 for my Snow Leopard MBP. I got the sales gumph today about going to v5 for massive performance ...
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How to run virtualized linux inside OS X?

I want to run a virtualized Linux (possibly also OpenSolaris) on my Core Duo Mac that runs OS X 10.4. How to do it? What are the possible solutions? What are pros and cons of those solutions?
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Mac OS X for VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? How do I virtualize Mac OS X on Windows XP host with VirtualBox?
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How to start Windows XP in Safe Mode when its a VirtualBox guest in a Mac OS X host?

I've tried tapping F8 as it boots up, but I just get the normal logon screen. I'm using a Mac Mini with an Apple keyboard, do I need to do something special to get it to recognise F8? I'm trying to ...
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Is there a way to virtualize Mac OSX in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OSX within Windows Virtual PC? I have heard rumors that there is a way to run Mac OSX Server in a Virtual Machine in windows. I know this is not exactly ...
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Running iPhone SDK on Mac OS X Server in VMWare on a PC [closed]

I have read somewhere (can't find the source now) that Mac OS X is only licensed to run on Apple hardware but that Mac OS X Server can run on non-Apple hardware and virtualised platforms. I have two ...
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Any Way to run Mac OSX software under Windows?

I know that you cannot run MacOSX within a virtual machine, but I am curious if there is something similar to WINE that emulates MacOSX enough to allow running some MacOSX software under Windows. ...