I’m sorry to say that I don’t think this can legally be done, even if
you pay for a license of Mac OS X. I’m pretty sure the license
agreement doesn’t allow it.
It is illegal yes. Only MacOS X Server can be virtualized on Mac servers IIRC, everything else is just plainly illegal.
But since you asked, the only VMWare version I have ever seen was
Tiger, and it was so slow that you couldn’t call it ‘working’ even
though the networking did function.
It’s bound to be slow, every desktop OS within a virtual machine is bound to be a lot slower than the real thing (bridging of graphics, network, …). There are hackintosh macos x images floating around, but from what I’ve heard, they work… kinda… sometimes… if you’re lucky. It seems that just putting expensive components in a box full of noisy fans doesn’t cut it for running OS X.
Sorry I can’t help more. There are lot’s of plugins for other text
editors that make them ‘textmate-like’. If that isn’t good enough,
then I suggest you keep your eyes on craigslist for a used mac.
E-Texteditor being almost an exact copy of TextMate on Windows: http://www.e-texteditor.com/
I do believe that there’s a lot more that gives TextMate the upper hand, not in the least having MacOS X and it’s unix underpinnings.
Peter De Berdt