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Interesting FREE OS emulator #546612 12/08/10 11:44 PM
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MicMeister Offline OP
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Caught this on Twitter, a blog post and instructions on how to install Virtual Box to run virtual systems. Going to give this a try soon myself on the Mac. Looks interesting enough and did I say it's FREE? Works on (Intel) Macs and many Windows flavors too, apparently.

Screw the blog, I want to download it now!

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator [Re: MicMeister] #546969 12/13/10 01:27 PM
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I used it a couple years ago before I got VMWare Fusion as a gift. It works just fine, just isn't as refined as the for pay options.

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator [Re: zwei] #547045 12/14/10 03:00 PM
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Yeah, still haven't had time to install it, been busy with work. smile
And it is never a good idea to install new stuff on your system while you have ongoing projects. Hopefully I'll get all three current projects completely out the door soon and before Christmas.

The magic word is 'free' so I guess it isn't as refined, but if it does the job mainly to run Windows for IE testing, it'll be just ok.

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator [Re: MicMeister] #547106 12/15/10 08:11 AM
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I run VirtualBox as a light duty emulator, and it works just fine. If I want heavier duty PC-ness, I BootCamp it.


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Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator [Re: scottyb] #547349 12/17/10 11:40 AM
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Add me to the list of "works fine, just don't have bells and whistles."


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Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator [Re: MacGizmo] #547483 12/18/10 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: MacGizmo
Add me to the list of "works fine, just don't have bells and whistles."


Me too.


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