Using VMWare To Trial Operating Systems & Other Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chilz0r, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Chilz0r macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    I've had this idea for awhile now but I'm not sure if it would work so well, anyway:

    What I want to do is let VMWare read-only from one of my drives and using a different operating system say a linux based one or windows using software such as amarok or foobar2000 to have a go at managing my iTunes music collection or video collection. The idea behind it is what if I had to change to a different operating system and how hard would it be to transition over, simulating some of the headaches I'd encounter.
  2. mongrol macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    If your question is "is it feasable" then yes, it's feasable. However, you may encounter problems with this approach that may not happen if you used the OS properly installed on real hardware.

    VMWare costs money. is free.
  3. iMav macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    Another vote for vitualbox. It's my virtualization platform of choice.

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