Vitualise MAC OS on Windows.

For testing purposes, we need to install MAC O/S on top of W2K in a virtualised environment.  Can anyone advise which vitualisation sortware to try?
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slam69Commented:
Hi,

check out

http://www.parallels.com/

allows you to build different OS's inside of windows environment
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slam69Commented:
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juanolleCommented:
There is no way to run MacOS inside virtual machine. Apple lisences does not allow that. There have been rumors that upcoming versions of Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion allows running MacOS on top of Mac computer.
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FreeSpiritF1Author Commented:
Any of these free like VMWare Server?
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juanolleCommented:
Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion costs about 100$. Trial versions are available. Those run on Mac computers and You cannot run MacOS on top of them yet.
MacOS doesn't run on VMWare Server.
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slam69Commented:
Apologies if im misunderstadning this but the softmac emulator will allow you to build a mac os on an xp platform

http://www.emulators.com/softmac.htm
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juanolleCommented:
Yes, old 8.1 and older (10 years old OS). Can't run MacOS X on this software...
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slam69Commented:
no version of mac os was stated merely can it be done 8.1 should be sufficient if its for test material
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juanolleCommented:
Really 8.1 versus 10.5 is in windows wolrd like 3.1 versus Vista...
Do You like to test something in windows 3.1 these days?
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slam69Commented:
Couldnt agree more however for the purpose of teh question the answer is correct

"we need to install MAC O/S on top of W2K in a virtualised environment"
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synergiqCommented:
Whats wrong with Microsoft's Virtual PC?
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

Install Windows onto the Virtual PC.
Use FlyakiteOSX - http://osx.portraitofakite.com
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juanolleCommented:
Same as every other candidates, it won't run MacOS X.
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synergiqCommented:
Correct, but what i said was if you use Virtual PC because you want to keep your current OS, install XP because you cant install OSX and then install this program that is probably as close to a mac as you can get on a PC.

FlyakiteOSX installs as a program and changes your system files etc to make it almost the same as a mac... I used it and it was pretty awesome.
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synergiqCommented:
Did you get anywhere with this FreeSpirit?
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FreeSpiritF1Author Commented:
Thanks every one.  Have spread the points for this one.  
As far as I can see there is not clearcut solution for our needs.    Will be pressing for budget release to get machine instead now.
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