[Linux-aus] Grant application

flame flame at fraq.net
Fri Jun 16 14:46:02 UTC 2006

Hi Dave,

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 16:03:56 +1000
David Kempe <dave at solutionsfirst.com.au> wrote:

> flame wrote:
> > It was also pointed out that an Intel based Mac Mini would not only be capable
> > of fulfilling our Mac testing requirements but could also be used to run
> > multiple copies of Linux and windows, allowing us to perform all of our 
> > cross browser testing from a single machine.
> can OSX run on vmware for the intel version?
> it must be able to... I reckon vmware player and a few images of 
> different OSes and distros sounds like a better testing rig - less 
> reboot and less effort and less hardware.

My understanding is that OSX will not run as-is under VMware and that the legality of 
getting it to run under VMware is questionable at best. Also the articles I have read all
suggest that this would not be a suitable solution due to its poor graphical performance.

Virtualization is a great tool, but in this situation there is nothing that is going to
compare with testing on the real hardware.


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