Interesting FREE OS emulator

Posted by: MicMeister

Interesting FREE OS emulator - 12/08/10 03:44 PM

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!
Posted by: zwei

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator - 12/13/10 05:27 AM

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.
Posted by: MicMeister

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator - 12/14/10 07:00 AM

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.
Posted by: scottyb

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator - 12/15/10 12:11 AM

I run VirtualBox as a light duty emulator, and it works just fine. If I want heavier duty PC-ness, I BootCamp it.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator - 12/17/10 03:40 AM

Add me to the list of "works fine, just don't have bells and whistles."
Posted by: trey

Re: Interesting FREE OS emulator - 12/18/10 08:24 AM

Originally Posted By: MacGizmo
Add me to the list of "works fine, just don't have bells and whistles."


Me too.