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Mac OS X Server Support in VMware Workstation 7.1.4

I’ve been using VMware Workstation 6.5.3 for what seems like decades, but recently wanted to checkout some new Virtualisation features that are not currently available in VMware Workstation 6.5.3. and only available in , so rather than break and upgrade my working version of 6.5.3, I thought I would install 7.1.4 on a new workstation in the office for experimental research and development work. In the early hours one morning, as the dawn chorus starts, poking around the code, I found the following…

New Virtual Machine Wizard - We have a Apple Mac OS X selection?

New Virtual Machine Wizard - We have a selection?

Apple Mac OS X support – Interesting!!!

I’ve been able to run Apple Mac OS X on VMware Workstation 6.5.3. See below.

Mac OS X 6.5.2 in VMware Workstatiobn 6.5.3 Virtual Machine

Mac OS X 6.5.2 in VMware Workstatiobn 6.5.3 Virtual Machine

Although never had a specific option to select when creating a Virtual Machine before. It is rumoured that Mac OS X Server support will be available in vSphere 5.0.

Apple Snow Leopard Software License Agreement (EULA)

It states under Section 2

2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.

Some sites will not allow you to discuss this matter, because, the Apple software license does not allow Mac OS X to be used on hardware that is not “Apple-branded”. So I assume Apple will have to update their EULA in the future?

Time to try out some new installs, tomorrow.

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