Mac mini (2009) and VMFusion

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ginopiazza49, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. ginopiazza49 macrumors member

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    Can the Mac mini with 4GB of RAM run VMFusion 2.02 with Windows XP Home properly without any problems? Is 2.0GHz fast enough, or even 2.26GHz fast enough for VMFusion? Does the Mac mini have enough horse power to run Windows XP?
     
  2. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see why not. Heck, XP these days runs fine on netbooks with 1GB of ram and a tiny single core 1.6 GHz Atom processor.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I have Fusion with XP on my 4GB 2.0 mini. Works great.

    Cheers,
     
  4. rich.smith macrumors member

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    With no problems at all.

    I wish they offered a free version like they do for windows and Linux.

    BTW, you can get Fusion for $20 (with rebate) by buying the 1.1 version from Macmall and getting the free upgrade to version 2. I bought two copies (one for my wife and one for my son).

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail.asp?Redir=1&description=VMware%2DFusion+1%2E1+for+Mac+with+a+free+upgrade+to+version+2%2E0%2DUtilities+Software&dpno=7721087

    Download the free trial from VMWare. When the 1.1 version arrives, use the serial number to activate the 2.0 version. Great deal.
     
  5. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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    With a litle hax I'm sure even mu iPhone runs XP
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    With a little hax you can get Windows 3.1 to run on a Nokia N95.
     
  7. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    The mini is similar spec to the MB and I run Parallels (very similar VMware) without a hitch.
     

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