VMWare Desktop version: Learning Mac OS

Hi,

1) I am used to with the VMWare Desktop version
2) It is a very good tool to learn
- I am used to with Microsoft Windows' environment
- But with the help of VMware Desktop version, I can learn Linux very well (Installing some Linux Version such as Centos, Ubuntu, etc from the scratch; simulated 2 or 3 different LANs etc)
- To learn Linux, I can get the software (Centos, Ubuntu, etc) by FREE
- After I get the software, I can install and simulate the linux server or workstation in the enterprise environment which I create
3) Now, I want to learn Macintosh Operating system (OS X); I want to learn it ALSO using the VMWare Desktop version
4) My questions:
i) Any suggestion to do it?
ii) My main concern, I believe is to get the Software of OS X .....how can I get it? (If it is NOT free, how or where can i get it relatively cheap as it is only for learning .....I want to get that software and will use it at VMWare Desktop version )
iii) Any suggestion and recommendation is greatly appreciated

5) Thank you

tjie
tjieAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It is against the Apple EULA to run Mac OS X on any computer other than Apple hardware.

Unfortunately, because it is a breach of the Apple EULA, it is against EE policy to discuss and help you further with installing Mac OS X using VMware products.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You could purchase an Apple Mac from ebay to learn Mac OS X.

http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx106.pdf

It states under Section 2

2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.
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tjieAuthor Commented:
Hi hanccocka,

1) Very impressive profile! Congratulation!

2) OK, I remove the VMware's option for studying the Mac OS

3) If for example:
- I bought the used Mac machine at ebay....the OS will be there
- My goal: I want to practice to install it bymyself ....Does Mac provide the Installation CD with the machine?

4) Let me know please

5) Thanks

tjie
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
i) Google for info.

ii) Apple Mac OS X software is not free, it's paid for software and must be purchased. I would suggest trying the Apple Store or eBay.

iii) as detailed above it is against the EULA to run on any computer other than an Apple computer.

We cannot guide you further.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, if you purchase a Mini Mac, it will come pre-installed with the OS, and installation recovery software.

This is the best route for you.
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