Guest Operating Systems on Intel Macs

Microsoft Windows Clients as a Guest Operating System under Mac OS X

Some of the virtualization/emulation software may require special additions/drivers inside of Windows.
 BochsParallels Desktop 5QEMUVirtual BoxVMware Fusion 3
Windows 7 (32-bit)?YesYesYes
Windows 7 (64-bit)?Yes?Yes
Windows Vista (32-bit)?YesYesYesYes
Windows Vista (64-bit)?YesNot well?Yes
Windows XP (32-bit)Yes (see note)YesYesYesYes
Windows XP SP2 (64-bit)YesYes?Yes
Windows 2000 ProYesYesYesYes
Windows 98 SEYesYesYes (See notes)Yes
Windows MEYesNo?Yes
Windows 95 SP1YesYesYes?Yes
Windows NT 4 Workstation SP6aYes (see note)YesYesYesYes

Microsoft Windows Server as a Guest Operating System under Mac OS X

Some of the virtualization/emulation software may require special additions/drivers inside of Windows.
 BochsParallels Desktop 5QEMUVirtual BoxVMware Fusion 3
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)?YesNoYesYes
Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)?YesNo?Yes
Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit)?YesYesYesYes
Widnows 2000 Server SPYesYes??Yes
Windows NT 4 Server SP6aYes (see note)YesYesYesYes

Mac OS X Server as a Guest Operating System under Mac OS X

 Parallels Desktop 5VMWare Fusion 3
Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard (32-Bit)YesYes
Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard (64-Bit)YesYes
Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard (32-Bit)YesYes
Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard (64-Bit)YesYes

Other OSes Running as a Guest Operating System under Mac OS X

 BochsDosBOXParallels Desktop 5QEMUVirtual BoxVMware Fusion 3
Windows NT 3.5NoYes
Windows 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.11YesYes (see note)YesYesYesYes
Windows 2.xYes
Windows 1.0.1Yes
MS-DOS 6.xYesN/AYesYesYesYes
OS/2 Warp 4.xNoYesYes (see notes)Yes?
OS/2 Warp 3NoYes?
OS/2 2.1Yes
eComStation (OS/2)NoYes?