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  • Hi,

    There have been some good reports recently about Sun's VirtualBox on OS X and it is free: []


    • Everything I hear so far from our in-house Solaris admin, who loves Sun, is that virtualbox isn't quite ready yet. Also, Parallels and VMWare give you lots of hot features like drag and drop copy, simple file sharing, etc. I think bda told me that Virtualbox doesn't even do host-based network sharing yet, on Mac.

      • I’ve been using Virtualbox on Linux for a while now. I have no complaints at all, it works very nicely and does everything I want it to. I’m not using it for much, though (mostly for IE-proofing web pages), and of course I have no idea how well the Mac version works as a Mac app.

  • maybe you'd be better off spending it on RAM.
  • I initially bought Parallels for $99 and it worked pretty well. Then a few weeks after that they released 3.0, and I happily clicked yes to upgrade. It upgraded my 2.x instance, then insisted I buy a new license key for 3.x. I wiped it and reinstalled 2.x.

    Then when I upgraded to Leopard a few months later Parallels completely tanked. It would lock up the whole system when starting up for upwards of 10 minutes; I couldn't even open the activity monitor to kill the process. I don't know if others had thi