Macs in Chemistry

Insanely Great Science


I've been using VMware Fusion (Mac) for a few weeks now and I'm very happy with it. One of the deciding features for me was better support for multiple monitors, the Parallels solution seemed rather limited in this respect. Interesting to see that there are a number of offer prices for Parallels Desktop 3 (Mac/Leopard), I suspect a new version is due out soon. Might be worth buying a copy and then hopefully getting a free upgrade! I see Parallels have just released a virtual server which might be of interest.
Whilst I've never used it the Mac version of Virtualbox from Sun is now out of beta and available for free download for personal use.
Besides support for Solaris and Mac OS X as hosts, VirtualBox 1.6 integrates the windowing mechanism for Linux and Solaris guests, adds a programming interface for web services and adds a controller for Sata hard disks.
Solaris is supported as a guest OS, but not Mac OS X. Other guests supported include Windows and a number of versions of Linux and Unix, while supported hosts include Linux, Windows and experimental support for OS/2 Warp.

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