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Master Geek

Topic # 95613 9-Jan-2012 14:14
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I've noticed people talking about Apple updating their licence agreements which allow some OS X versions to be virtualized.

Now... is it legal to virtualize OS X Snow Leopard+ on a vmware product such as ESXi5 or player? I don't want to be breaking any rules here..


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  Reply # 566515 9-Jan-2012 14:41
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I seem to remember some chat around this when OS X first went x86 and the EULA stated it could only be installed on Apple Hardware, seems to tell me this is the case stating that the EULA and the EULA found states

"Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software,
you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You
agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so."

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  Reply # 566536 9-Jan-2012 15:29
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You can only virtualise OS X on Apple hardware. ESX does support OS X but the license still prohibits it.


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  Reply # 566541 9-Jan-2012 15:37
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Thanks guys. I guess i'll be limited to running it on mac hardware with vmware fusion etc


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