Running OSX Server in a virtual machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Silas1066, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Silas1066 macrumors regular

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    I am thinking about purchasing an iMac for Christmas (I already have a couple of laptops). I have a couple questions:

    1. I'd like to run Mac OSX Server in a Virtual Machine on the iMac. Can this be done? What software do you recommend? I'm thinking about using an Xserve at work, but I have nowhere to test the software before purchasing.

    2. How good are the internal speakers on the iMac? Do I need external ones?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. In fact OSX Server specifically allows this in it's EULA whereas normal OSX specifically disallows it. Either Parallels Desktop or VM Fusion will work I think.
     
  3. pelton macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I guess you should try out the new windows 7. It’s a 64 bit processor and it runs amazingly fast
     
  4. MecPro macrumors 6502

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    ^ This guy has been trolling in his 3 posts about Windows. I don't even know why you bothered to sign up?
     
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    And everything he says is complete crap, that's even better. :D
    Windows 7 is a processor... right! :D

    Anyway, I've got Snow Leo Server installed via VMWare 3.0. Runs without any problems, even with only 2GB of assigned RAM (Apple says it requires 4GB).
     
  6. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Windows 7 is a 64-bit processor? Since when Microsoft made processors and branded them as Windows?
     

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