Re: Windows VM on Mac ?

Subject: Re: Windows VM on Mac ?
From: Laura Phillips <laurap -at- pluribusnetworks -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:46:49 -0700

Hi Monique,

I have used VirtualBox on a iMac (16G RAM) for 3.5 years, and never had a problem with it. Just make sure that you configure a fairly large hard drive initially so it can handle Windows and FM. I like VB because I can connect other network drives to it and Windows recognizes them as network drives easily. You can also configure the number of CPUs for the virtual drive as well. As long as you have a high performance Mac, it seems to be pretty foolproof. Best of all, itâs FREE!

Thanks,
Laura


> On Mar 15, 2017, at 9:26 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
>
> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> I know that this has been discussed a lot on this list, but Iâve got a few focused questions that Iâd like to ask about running a VM w/Windows on a Mac (so as to use Windows apps such as Flare):
>
> 1. If I buy a product such as Parallels (https://www.amazon.com/Parallels-Desktop-12-for-Mac/dp/B01KICH63S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489594900&sr=8-1&keywords=parallels), I still need to purchase Windows and install it, right? (That is, the Parallels software doesnât include the Windows OS?)
>
> 2. Whatâs the difference in ordering Parallels âMacâ vs. Parallels âMack key Cardâ? Both are downloads, so I donât understand why the Key Card is $33 less?
>
> 3. I know that there are free/OS VMs available, and Iâm assuming that theyâre a little trickier to configure, or donât have the performance, or something?
>
> 4. Anything else I should research/consider?
>
> Thanks!
> -Monique
>
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