Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Feb 2007 17:46 UTC, submitted by MacosXrumors
Mac OS X "Parallels recently made a definitive statement saying that the company won't be making it easy for users to run OS X in a virtual environment anytime soon. The reasoning behind this was because they don't want to put their users at risk of breaking the OS X EULA - unlike Windows Vista, there is no version of OS X that can be run under a virtual machine - and more importantly, they don't want to strain their (currently good) relationship with Apple. As a followup to that statement from Parallels, I was able to also get in touch with Srinivas Krishnamurti, VMWare's Director of Product Management and Market Development in order to get VMWare's official position on the matter. "Apple does not currently allow running Mac OS X in a virtual machine," he said. "Apple is an important partner and VMware respects Apple's intellectual property."
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subterrific
Member since:
2005-07-10

It is exactly the same. Both Apple and the record labels are imposing artificial limitations which prevent fair and legal use of the products they sell. For example, I own a MacBook, but I'd rather run Ubuntu as my primary OS and have OS X run inside VMWare. Apple has prevented this by crippling OS X. As a result I am unable to use OS X, which I paid for. Unlike Microsoft, Apple does not provide refunds for their OS.

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tshehan Member since:
2006-12-08

Oh please, it is their product, which they produce to run on their hardware. When you purchased the hardware the software was included as part of the purchase price, not offered al a carte. Your sense of entitlement is misplaced.

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chas_martel Member since:
2006-12-04

entitlement has nothing to do with this conversation.

Man, I did not realized how many Mac fanboys
visited this site.

Oh, and I am typing this on a MacBookPro (Intel).
But I am not a mac bigot. We all realize that
OS X is Apple property to do with as they see fit
nobody is arguing that point. It is just like
the people that own songs. What I am talking
about is 1) Apple being hypocritical and 2)
my desire to use Linux as the host in a virtualizing
environment. I wonder if those that favor apple
in this discussion feel about MS not wanting Windows
to be a virtualized OS. Recall, they favor
Windows being the host.

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subterrific Member since:
2005-07-10

You have been trained by companies to believe they have the right to tell you what to do with the products you buy from them. We are the ones buying their products, giving them money to stay in business. Companies exist to serve our demands and when they stop doing that, other come along to replace them. We have the right to do whatever we want to with the product after we've purchased it. EULA are BS. Loyalty to companies is BS.

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shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Oh please, it is their product, which they produce to run on their hardware. When you purchased the hardware the software was included as part of the purchase price, not offered al a carte. Your sense of entitlement is misplaced.
No, when you offer a service or product to the public then you have a responsibility (often enforced by law) to treat your customers fairly.

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jimveta Member since:
2006-09-21

Oh please, it is their product, which they produce to run on their hardware. When you purchased the hardware the software was included as part of the purchase price, not offered al a carte. Your sense of entitlement is misplaced.

No, it's not even a "sense" of entitlement--it should be our right to do so. How would you like it if you bought a set of wheels and the manufacturer made it "illegal" to mount those wheels on various cars?

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chas_martel Member since:
2006-12-04

That was one point I forgot to make, I want an
Open Src OS as my host. Even on my Mac I want
Linux as the host and OS X as the virtuallized OS.

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