VMware fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Linuxpro, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Linuxpro macrumors regular

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    Has anyone tried running Linux on their mac in a VM (VMware fusion)? I use VMware on my employer issued Windows machine to do embedded Linux development. I want to do the same on my, more portable, macbook. :D
     
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I have Ubuntu installed on in a VirtualBox instance. Works as well as on any other platform.

    I've never used VMWare Fusion but I believe it's intended to make Windows apps seem like native Mac apps. I can't imagine it would be good for running Linux but I can't say for sure.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It'll work fine and is supported by VMWare.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I run Ubuntu and Elementary Freya in Fusion, and it works well.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I've run ubuntu and fedora on Fusion, no problems at all.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I run Ubuntu on VMware without issue
    Easy install and setup
     

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