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Is it possible to run Mac OS X in a virtual machine?

I'd love to be able to try Mac OS X in a VM, preferable on something shiny and new like KVM for linux. I'm a Linux and Windows person, but I would like to try out Mac OS X without ...
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Can a hypervisor like VirtualBox be used to launch a virtualized OS which is also directly bootable?

This question is rather theoretical: Suppose I have a PC with two different OS on two different partitions: OS1 on sda1 and OS2 on sda2. Is it somehow possible to set up a program like VMWare or ...
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PuTTY Network Error: Software caused connection abort

I have a strange problem: When I'm using PuTTY with SSH connecting to a Linux server hosted in VMware on my local Windows 7, I often get the error saying "Network error: Software caused ...
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Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?

VMware's download site is very frustrating. I am unable to find where the download link to the vSphere client is. Did they rename this tool? How can I get it?
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What is the difference between NAT / Bridged / Host-Only networking?

VMWare: What is NAT vs. Bridged vs. Host-Only?
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How do I install VMware player on a Mac os X?

I went to their site, and downloaded a .bundle which automagically turned into a .txt file after downloading. Long story short, I can't run the txt file because I guess Mountain Lion Mac os X isn't ...
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How to move a partition to the end in gparted?

I can't find a way to move the partition /dev/sdb2 to the end, where 12GB are free. I can resize (expand) the partition, but not create (insert) any free space in front of it. How to do the trick? ...
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Back / Forward mouse buttons do not work in VMWare Workstation 6.5 Guest OS

I am using a Logitech G9 mouse and running VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 on Vista x64. The guest OS is Win XP, and has the most current version of VMWare Tools installed. Left / right buttons and mouse ...
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Limiting CPU speed in a virtual machine?

Does anyone know of a way to limit the CPU speed in a virtual machine? Or if there is even a virtualization software that allows you to do this? I am trying to find the minimum requirements for a ...
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How to make VMWare Workstation use multiple windows for VMs instead of tabbed display?

I'd like to display Virtual Machines (VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 host) as their own windows instead of as tabs in the VMWare Workstation menu, similar to how VMs are handled with VMWare Fustion ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion 5....
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VMware Workstation 7 vs. VMware Player 3 features?

Now that the VMware Player 3 is out with the ability to create virtual machines, I am wondering what I would get for $189 for the full VMware Workstation. Is there a feature matrix somewhere? Edit: I'...
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Parallels vs Vmware Fusion for running Windows on Mac OS X

Has anyone used both of these? Is one clearly superior to the other? I notice they are the same price. Any pros and cons?
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What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC [closed]

From a Windows developer's perspective, which VM application is the best? Why?
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gcc path not valid when installing VMWare Tools from VMWare Workstation 7.1.1 build-282343 on Debian squeeze

I am trying to install VMWare tools on Debian Squeeze. My error: Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed... make gcc kernel headers of the running kernel ...
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Open-VM-Tools vs VMware-Tools

What is the difference between the Open-VM-Tools package and the tool that come with VMware ESX/ESXi? The wondering this because the ones from VMware are not compiled for anything but RPM and I use ...
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How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2?

I’ve just installed VMWare Fusion 2 on my Mac. Microsoft makes available some Virtual PC disk images containing different versions of IE, so that us humble web developers can test our code on them: ...
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I want to virtualize my workstation (Tier 1), Looking for Bare Metal Hypervisor for consumer grade components

I find myself in this similar bind at least once a year. The bind whereby I'm either upgrading a motherboard, or an OS hard drive. It drives me crazy to have to reinstall Windows, Visual Studio, all ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). It'...
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Identify an unknown IP in our network

I have a network containing 20 clients. I assigned IP range 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.20 to them. When I do an IP scanning I see someone using 10.0.0.131 in VMware. How can I find out which IP is this IP ...
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Can you shrink the sparse disk image of a Mac OS X guest OS in VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion on my Mac to run a virtual Windows 7 machine, and the Microsoft IE compatibility Windows XP virtual machines. In VMWare Tools on the Windows guest OSes, there’s a “Shrink” option ...
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Virtualized OSX can't see iPhone device

I've been running a VM with OSX for a while now while developing for iOS using an iPhone device. Everything was working fine until the update to El Capitan. Since the update, the iPhone is no longer ...
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How can I mount a VMWare Disk in Windows 7 64-Bit

I need to mount a VMWare disk image in Windows 7 64-Bit however the "VMware Mount Utility" only works on 32-Bit operating systems. Is there an application or method that I can use to mount the disk?
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How do you send Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Windows in VMWare Player

I run VMWare player 2.5.0-118166 from Ubuntu 8.10 using Gnome 2.24.1. I can find no menu options to send the combination to the welcome screen. Ctrl+Alt is being picked up by VMWare Player and ...
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Virtualbox, VMware, KVM or other for Ubuntu virtualization?

Is any one of these better than the others? What are the differences in practical terms for home use?
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Write Activity to .vmem file even though the VM is suspended

I have a VMWare VM I have to use for certain tasks at work. For some reason while the VM is running or suspended something is doing massive (in terms of operations, not Bytes/s) I/O on its .vmem file, ...
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How to prevent email refresh while viewing email in Windows 8?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise in VMware 8.0.3 and the VM has 5GB of RAM. When I am reading Gmail in the WinRT Mail app, the list of emails and the preview/view pane will frequently disappear ...
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Is Windows 7 Inside Linux Just as Good as Running as Main OS (esp for Graphics and Video)?

New Linux user. Was wondering if running Windows 7 inside Ubuntu/Linux Mint via VMPlayer will be just the same as running Windows 7 as the main OS. By "same" I particularly mean: Will the ...
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Is it better to dual-boot or run a VM?

I want to run Windows Vista 64bit (Eventually Windows 7) and Ubuntu on the same machine. I want to play games and do graphic design in Windows. I want to write code, surf the internet, check email, ...
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How do I get rid of the VMware “Unidentified Networks” in Windows Vista and 7?

After installing VMware in Windows Vista or 7, there are two public networks that can't be identified, but upon further inspection are virtual networks created by VMware. The problem is when you're on ...
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Convert a Windows VM to physical partition

I have a VMWare virtual machine running Windows as a guest which I want to convert to a physical partition. The idea is to add it to the GRUB boot menu, and be able to boot it. Is this possible? If ...
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64-bit or 32-bit guest for a 64-bit host ? (VMware)

So, here is my all-timer question. Never seen a total answer to it, so please guys, help me out. I have an Intel Core i7 CPU with every hardware stuff enabled (except hyper-threading). My OS is a ...
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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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How can I make my OS appear as if it is running virtualized?

A lot of malware these days is able to detect when it is running virtualized under VMWare, VirtualPC, WINE, or even in a sandbox such as Anubis or CWSandBox. This essentially means that malware will ...
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Can VMWare be configured to use a proxy?

I'm evaluating some software solutions, so a simple "yes" or "no" would be nice. I'm having some issues getting a simple answer with my own searches... The configuration would work like this: I ...
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How to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VMWare?

I'm pretty new to Macs and would like to familiarize myself with the latest Mac OS. How do I install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) in VMware? Is it possible without a lot of hacking around ...
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VMWare vs VirtualBox …what I should use [closed]

what I should using to work with linux on windows ... I don't know ! ... but I tried VirtualBox and VmWare what's the differents and which are the feutures
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Can I make a virtual machine out of a Windows XP physical machine?

I would like to switch to Linux, but I need some stuff on my Windows XP install. I know that VMWare Workstation can convert a physical machine into a virtual machine, but it's $189. :-/ Are there ...
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How do I install MS-DOS 6.22 upgrade in a virtual machine without bootable DOS 6.0 installation media?

I am trying to create an MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine in VMware. I have MS-DOS 6.0 and the 6.22 upgrade from the MSDN subscriber downloads. In order to install the 6.22 upgrade, I have to install 6.0 ...
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VMware: How to directly access the GPU

I have VMware Workstation running on Ubuntu host with a Ubuntu Guest. Is it possible to directly access the GPU from the VM? I want to run CUDA on the VM
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Does VMware have a tool for converting from Virtual Machines to Physical Disk Image (Reverse of Converter basically)

Does VMware have a tool for converting from Virtual Machines to Physical Disk Image (Reverse of Converter basically)? Alternatively, is there a 3rd party tool that can do this from Vmware images?
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How can I have a Windows 7 VMware guest without mouse support?

Despite having vmmouse.present = "FALSE" mouse.vusb.absDisabled = "TRUE" pref.motionUngrab = "FALSE" in my .vmx file and a customized VMware Tools installation on the guest that does not include ...
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RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 - Edit Hostname

I'm currently trying to edit my hostname in a RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 virtual machine but I have some problem. I tried using the function hostname like this: hostname -v bravo.cmweb.com And it ...
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VMWare VM's network card not working after VirtualBox installed

I use VMWare workstation and have had no problems with my virtual machines and bridging the network card. However, I installed Virtualbox to check it out and ever since I can't establish a network ...
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Is it possible to virtualize the iPhone OS?

I was wondering if it was possible to virtualize an iPhone's OS on my Mac. Maybe through VMware or another application?
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Should I split VMware virtual disk into multiple files or not?

I'm using VMware Workstation 12 to create Win7 virtual machine that I can use it on Linux for programs like Photoshop and After Effects. VMware is asking for this option to split virtual machine ...
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Virtual Machine optimizers [closed]

I have read a discussion about musthave Windows software. User esabine addend a link to Scott Hanselman's tools list. One of the tools Scott was writing about was an optimizer tool for VM’s. - ...
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Linux: Renumber ethernet devices

I have a VMware machine running Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) with three virtual ethernet NICs. For some reason, the kernel has decided that these NICs are: eth3, eth4, and eth5. There is no eth0-eth2. How can ...
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SSH to Vmware virtual machine with NAT network [duplicate]

right now I am able to ssh to host over internet and ssh from host to the virtual machine. What I want to do is ssh directly to the Guest machine from outside. I tried to do this using iptables: ...
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How to start VMware virtual machine guests automatically after booting up?

We have a Windwos 7 host with VmWare 8 installed. After the Win 7 machine boots up, selected virtual machines should boot as well automatically. With automatically I mean, that no one has to login or ...