I am confused.....

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tech324, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tech324 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    I read that Apple would allow you to use Lion as a virtual machine. However, if you don't get an install disk with the new MBA, how can you install Lion as a virtual machine?
  2. striker33 macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
  3. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010

    Op, extract the lion DMG from the app store download (I'm assuming that you can), install the VM however you feel like

    Although it would probably be a waste of space IMO
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    Actually, download it, then move it from the apps folder to another location as it deletes itself after installing on that machine.
    Also, some developers might want a clean instal to test apps and not have to worry about hosing their own workspaces.
  5. mkelly macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2007
    It depends on your requirements. You might not need to run OS X in a virtual environment. But as a software developer or sysadmin, that sort of thing is invaluable for testing purposes. I'm happy to see that Apple's OS X license now allows such things - it's going to make my job easier.
  6. tech324 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    Being new to MacOS, I would rather do most of my testing in a virtual environment. So this would be very beneficial to me.

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