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Subject:Re: Frame 9 on a MAC From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:41:17 -0700
I found the answer to VPN and virtual machines. I run a MacBook Pro
with OS X 10.6. I use the free VirtualBox software by Sun^h^h^hOracle
to house my Windows 7 system. I use the company's VPN software to
access their private network.
When I connected the VPN on the OS X side, only the Mac apps could
access the private network. My web browser opened their Intranet, and
the MS Remote Desktop Client connected to my workstation in the
However, our CMS gives special privileges to IE. As MS stopped
supporting Mac IE after version 5.2, I was left to use my virtual win7
system. I thought if I connected the Mac to the VPN, that the virtual
system would share the tunnel. However, in order for my virtual system
to access the Internet I had to give my Win7 system a different IP
address than the Mac. So, I installed the Windows VPN client into the
virtual system, and it connects fine.
More advanced networking specialists could probably work out a
different tunneling method from the Win7 guest to the Mac host, and
piggyback on the Mac VPN client. I couldn't be bothered.
On 2011-10-12, at 6:36 AM, Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I am considering purchasing a new laptop. I have Frame 9 and RoboHelp at
> home and would like to be able to load Frame 9 and RoboHelp onto this
> laptop. The software is now resident on my 32 bit (I believe) desktop.
> Has anyone had any experience running Frame 9 and RoboHelp on the VMware on
> a Mac?
> Does it matter if the laptop I purchase has 32 bit or 64 bit?
> I've also looked at the option of purchasing a refurbished Latititude (Dell)
> laptop on buy.com. Has anyone had any purchasing experience with these
> refurbished laptops? Or can they recommend another site that's reliable?
> I'm also wondering if it's a problem, could I VPN into my desktop from my
> laptop using a freeware like Citrix? Any experience with this approach?
> Thank you for your advice and suggestions.
> Roberta Hennessey
> Technical Writer
> (978) 835-4282
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