Vista in Parallels or Vmware?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kalixa, Jul 6, 2007.

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    Hello. I need to buy a windows version, since I have atleast one application which I need to run which only has a windows version. This is mathcad. Now I was wondering if Windows Vista can use the same cool virtual machine tricks as windows xp can. Such as using the same version which is installed with bootcamp in the virtual machine, the unity feature, 3d acceleration and etc.
     
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    i run vista in parallels. )haevnt used vmware) but it seems pretty quite snappy in parallels. startup times are really quite impressive
     
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    Vista Ultimate works great in the latest VMWare.
     
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    DoFoT9

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    oh btw, only vista ultimate can be virtualised... if u did or didnt kno this already im not sure... but yea.
     
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    Does coherence, sharing of bootcamp partition and 3d acceleration also work for Vista?

    Can the other versions not be virtualized as in it is just not possible, or microsoft dosen't want you to? I live in Europe, so I am not sure if this applies for us Europeens. Maybe someone can tell me?

    If we indeed are not allowed to, I guess I will have to buy Windows XP. Does anyone know for how long software updates will be out for Windows XP?
     
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    DoFoT9

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    1. yup coherence and everything else works exactly the same as with xp.

    2. M$ ONLY allows ultimate, its physically impossible to virtualize it.

    3. do u mean software updates for vista?? SP1 for vista isnt that far away, i think it was end of september or october.

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  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, I mean software updates for Windows Xp. I would imagine that Microsoft sooner or later will drop support, in order to force people to upgrade the OS, and thereby earning even more money.
     
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    Not quite true. Per the EULA only Vista Business or Ultimate can be virtualized, but there is no technical reason why either Home Basic or Premium won't work, it's just not a right granted to you by the EULA. (In fact, people have reported success in running Home versions in Parallels).

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