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Re: [Xen-users] Apple iMac / Mac Mini Core Duo, OS X under Xen?

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  • From: "Greg Cymbalski" <cymbalski@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 09:50:57 -0500
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As the unmodified guests OSX and Windows would require hardware virtualisation, which is not present on intel-based Macs (yet), plus the fact that OSX has software-based restrictions on what hardware it can run on (which would probably make it impossible to run it legally under Xen depending on how you interpret the EULA), it seems unlikely that it will be working at any point in the near future.  I'm sure it's only a matter of time before people get cracked versions of OSX running atop hardware virtualisation, though.

On 3/13/06, Erik Dykema <dykema@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
     Is anyone trying Xen on the intel iMac or Mac Mini machines, with
hardware virtualization?
     There has been lots of speculation on the blogs & etc., that it
will be possible to run Linux w/ Xen as the dom0, and then Windows XP
and OS X on top of it, but no one seems to be talking about it on this
list.  Has anyone tried it?


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