Solved

Installing VS 2008 / VS 2010 on Mac OS

Posted on 2011-02-19
5
948 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21

Myself a .Net programmer, I am planning to buy a Apple Laptop. Before proceeding, i need to confirm whether i would be able to install Visual Studio / SQL Environments on Apple and work as like working on Windows OS.
0
Comment
Question by:chokka
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:roylong
ID: 34934920
You have two options; virtualisation (vmware, parallels) or bootcamp (dual boot with windows and OS X)

VS will not run natively on mac OS X.
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
woolnoir earned 250 total points
ID: 34936686
As the above poster has indicated virtualisation or bootcamp will be best, or a combination of both. If you use bootcamp to install a windows partition, you can use parallels or VMWARE fusion to boot that partition within OSX and use it that way.

Even better with both of those virtualisation tools there is a 'seamless' mode where the apps within the VM appear to be running natively within OSX.

I've installed the above setup for one of my developers at work with complete success.
0
 

Author Comment

by:chokka
ID: 34938635

Woolnoir, so you suggest me to go as per roylong's comment.

i.e ) Having dual OS - Installing Windows 7.0 on top of MAC OS

When we compare the price of Apple, I wonder will it be possible for me to have MAC OS on Dell / HP Laptop as DUAL OS ?


0
 
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

by:roylong
roylong earned 250 total points
ID: 34939029
You cannot install OS X on non-apple hardware.. ..the installers do not support it and the apple EULA does not allow it; windows is not so restrictive on hardware requirements.

There is an open source project (Darwin) which will let you install the underlying unix OS - with all the apple additions.. ..but NOT the aqua GUI environment.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:woolnoir
ID: 34939257
You can get OSx on non apple hardware but explaining how is not for experts exchange as the legalities are complicated. Go for a mac and dual boot or use vmware fusion or parallels.
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Occasionally there is a need to clean table columns, especially if you have inherited legacy data. There are obviously many ways to accomplish that, including elaborate UPDATE queries with anywhere from one to numerous REPLACE functions (even within…
In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question