Testing on Tiger using Parallels?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by shreddy, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. shreddy macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006

    I need to test my stuff on Tiger but I'm not keen to buy a machine & downgrade it :rolleyes:. I'm guessing getting Tiger into a Parallels VM isn't as easy as shoving the DVD in??

    Anyone done this? I think Apple relaxed licensing issues this year - not sure if this is allowed yet or not.

  2. kpua macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    Apple has only allowed Mac OS X Server to be used in a virtual machine. Allowing it for previous user OSs would be a dream for development, but don't hold your breath.
  3. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I don't think you can run a retail copy of Tiger in a VM, technically or legally.

    I just use an old iMac G4 for testing. I have VNC set up so I don't have to switch computers. It works nicely although a bit slow.
  4. Darkroom Guest


    Dec 15, 2006
    Montréal, Canada
    is it not possible to partition your HD with Boot Camp Assistant, install 10.4 in the new section, and then remove the partition after your testing?

    if not you can try to land an old iMac G3 on craigslist or a local pawn shop... you could get one for around $50... G3s are cheap and can run Tiger...

    i found a 400MHz Graphite G3 SE on the sidewalk last winter... no HD or memory inside, but the power cord was still there and it was in excellent condition... i sold it on craigslist for $20... </anecdote>

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