Running two Mac OSX using Parallels

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by Waves Davey, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Waves Davey

    Waves Davey

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    Hello
    Probably a really basic question, but is it possible to run on the same Mac using Parallels, Lion and Snow Leopard?
    With Lion as the 'main/primary' OS and Snow Leopard as the secondary?
    I need Snow Leopards Rosetta feature for certain applications.
    Possible? Is anyone using Parallels for this purpose?
    Thank you
     
  2. lotw

    lotw Product Expert

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    You want to run both Mac OSes at the same time? If so you better have a good amount of RAM and a pretty decent CPU. I rarely run more the. One VM at a time since I don't have a reason to need them running all the time.
     
  3. xz4gb8

    xz4gb8 Bit Poster

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    Yes, you can.

    Given enough host machine resources, you can run multiple VMs at one time.

    My bragging point is simultaneous:
    Windows 7
    Windows 8.1 Preview
    Snow Leopard Server
    Mountain Lion
    Mavericks Developer Preview
     
  4. lotw

    lotw Product Expert

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    I have actually every version of Windows, from Windows 95 to 8. Ubuntu 32b&64b, OpenSuse, OSX 10.7 & 10.8, Android, ChromeOS, but rarely run more than 2 at a time, although with a Mac Pro with loads of memory could technically open up most, if not all.

    Usually I run 1-2 at a time depending on what I am doing. Lately havent been using a VM except for once in a while or testing out running my own web page using Ubuntu.
     
  5. Michael Lauer

    Michael Lauer Bit Poster

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    Read post #1 on this thread...
     
  6. dbourne

    dbourne

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    Looks like snow leopard server is OK but not snow leopard
     

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