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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  29

Running Other OSs on Your Mac

In the previous chapter we looked at how easy it is these days for Macs to work with other operating systems. Even when placed in a Windows environment, Mac OS X can connect to network resources, access web services, manage documents, and work with most file formats you can throw at it. There is still one thing Mac OS X can't do, and that's run all the software that was written natively for another operating system. For this problem too there are solutions: emulation, virtualization, and Boot Camp.

In this chapter, we will look at a number of ways to run other operating systems and to run applications designed for other operating systems, including the following:

  • Boot Camp
  • Parallels Desktop, VMware ...

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