Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jun 2014 22:47 UTC
Mac OS X

Virtualizing OS X is a thing that can today be done very easily, with VMware and VirtualBox fully supporting it under OS X hosts. But what about virtualizing it using a bare metal hypervisor and QEMU? Under Linux? Finally I've got Mavericks fully working under QEMU (with no extra kexts(!)) and it wasn't easy.

Impressive.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 5th Jun 2014 16:28 UTC
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The InsanelyMac Forums has a patch available that will patch VMware Workstation* 8, 9, and 10 (and corresponding ESXi servers) to enable MacOSX support - beyond this patch, no special loaders or kexts required.

It actually works fairly well - It doesn't quite restart or poweroff correctly it seems, and there's no OpenGL support (Which also applies to VMware Fusion), but it appears stable (apart from a couple rare and minor graphics bugs).

*EDIT: Windows and Linux versions. Doesn't patch VMware Fusion, for obvious reasons.

Edited 2014-06-05 16:47 UTC

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