Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Virtualization – “Run Windows on your Mac”

These days Virtualization is a great buzzwords among Mac users to run Windows on Mac. Working with two OS helps you to complete work easily and under estimated time line.

First, of all, what is virtualization?
Virtualization means creating a virtual computer on your physical computer. You can say ,you are running Mac but you’d like to use Windows XP or Vista or some flavour of Linux as well.

Install Windows by using bootcamp:-
Bootcamp is an inbuilt feature of Mac which helps to install Windows on Mac. You repartition your Intel-based Mac's drive and install Windows XP as an alternative operating system. Boot camp creates partition in your hard drive to make space for Windows OS. It can reformat the partitions on your existing hard drive with no loss of data. Once the partitioning is finished, you're ready to install Windows itself.

But whenever you will want to switch between Mac and Windows, you will have to shut down and restart your Mac to select the OS on which you would like to work. Virtualization is the way to get rid of this problem.

VirtualBox is the known virtualization software, it provides the virtual computer. Fire it up and it’ll ask you some questions like OS type, size of hard drive space you want to alott. Once the installation completes , you are ready to run your new OS with old.

Now, it's easy to switch between two OS to share files and folders and applications, this is one of the most important benefit of virtualazition.

Virtualization software allow us to run two operating systems simultaneously, but lot of memory space is consumed in this process. It may be the reason of sluggish performance of Mac. If you have Mac hard drive with large memory then you can use virtualization method to run windows and Mac both , it doesn't give you slow performance to some extent. It will give you exciting experience.

1 comment:

  1. The IT industry is trending toward solutions that allow systems and environments to be more self-managing (autonomic computing) and that allow clients to pay for computer processing as they need it (utility computing).


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