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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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


    Looks like snow leopard server is OK but not snow leopard

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