Free & Open Source Virtualization and Emulation for Macs

Also included: Compatibility Layers and Dual-Booting. DOSBox for Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs. Virtualization environment for DOS. VirtualBox for Intel-based Macs. A true Virtualization environment running many different OSes. QEMU – Open Source CPU emulator for Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs. Darwine – for Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs. Compatibility Layer. Apple’s Boot … Read more

USB Devices: Virtualization, Macs, and Various Devices

Note: Some of the solutions listed below may have been superseded by later versions of the virtualization software. Parallels Desktop for Mac Parallels USB Drivers (web.mac.com/michaelsimpson) – Mac OS X USB drivers to assist Parallels Desktop for Mac when using the following USB devices: * SportBrain iStep X Pedometer

USB Devices: Virtualization, Macs, and GPS

Update: Under later versions of Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion, the USB problems listed below shouldn’t be an issue. Note: Some of the solutions listed below may have been superseded by later versions of the virtualization software. Parallels Desktop for Mac Parallels USB Drivers (web.mac.com/michaelsimpson) – Mac OS X USB … Read more

Podcast/Interview: Parallels Leads Virtualization on the Mac

Virtual Strategy Magazine conducted a podcast interview with Benjamin Rudolph, Marketing Manager for Parallels (Parallels Desktop) about virtualization on the Mac and how it’s help sell Intel-based Mac, and why it helps Macs at the enterprise level. There’s also a bit about Virtual PC being dropped by Microsoft. You can … Read more

Mac Pros, Parallels Desktop, and Virtualization Technology

If you ever start up Parallels Desktop on a Mac Pro (or any Mac), and get an error/warning saying that optimization is being turn off because hardward/virtualization technology is disabled in the firmware, have no fear. Simply exit out of Parallels Desktop, put your Mac Pro (or any Mac) to … Read more