Windows 7 running on a MacBook Pro in VirtualBox – The Ultimate Sin
I think I’ve committed several sins here. I installed VirtualBox so I could set up a Windows 7 machine. No big deal, I’ve done that dozens of times in the past, but now I’ve done it under the OSX using the Macbook Pro work just gave me. I believe I hear a torch bearing crowd gathering outside the castle walls!
Actually, it runs very well, at least so far. I don’t really have anything installed yet, but Windows is quite responsive with just the 2GB of ram I gave it. I need to do browser tests and some of that will have to be done under Windows – curse you IE!! Things are working out pretty well so far. VirtualBox works exactly the same under OSX so getting a machine up and running only took a few minutes. Now, I’m not connecting it to AD or any other MS systems, it’s simply there to connect to the Internet and load web pages.
I’ve wanted to try this experiment for months and so far it’s a huge success. Only the install is done so now it’s time to spend weeks downloading updates, but it’s working so far.
You know, this Mac ain’t so bad after all! And no, this Virtual Machine is not a replacement to using OSX. So far, I find OSX to be perfectly fine. Yes, things are a little different, but then again, Windows 8 and Windows 7 have nothing in common when it comes to UI. Things are almost identical under the hood, but talk about things being different.
Other articles of interest:
- Making progress with Ubuntu
- Ubuntu in Virtualbox
- Windows 7 continues to disappoint
- Ubuntu goes on smooth and easy
- People will stick with XP until the bitter end
- Pepino is sporting Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- And then there was a catastrophic hard drive failure
- Controlling two computers with Multiplicity
- Live from the couch!
- Internet Explorer 9 – New and Improved, but still slow