vmware macosx

Hi Guys

does anyone have a 'working' macosx vmware instance ? i.e. you have
the networking working ok so you can use ichat.

would love to use macosx and textmate for RoR development but I dont
fancy parting with > $US1,500 for a new Mac that is half the speed,
one quarter the RAM and a fraction of the HD of my current PC.

regards
damian

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.

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.

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.

Damian Hamill wrote:

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Damian Hamill schrieb:

Hi Guys

does anyone have a 'working' macosx vmware instance ? i.e. you have
  
I m sure "someone" has, but not me :slight_smile:

Aside from legal issues and whatnot, and that you are in the wrong forum, I would suggest buying an ebay Intel Mac Mini. Is what I did and it allows me to use OSX as I need it, and maintain some expertise on it for servicing customer´s macs in mixed networks, and poke around on Xcode, RoR and the like without messing up my Windows development VMs.

Regards

Hi, if you’re on Windows, I recommend taking a look at the following:

http://www.e-texteditor.com/

Good luck,

-Conrad

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.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt