Meeting Summary. . .
According to Jim Tinsley, the lucky winner of the Apple Gift Card drawing was Harold Adams and Ian demonstrated how to set up Snow Leopard (OS X v10.6.8) to run as a virtual machine using VM[Ware] Fusion on a Mac computer running El Capitan (OS X v10.11.x). Ian mentioned that Oracle’s VirtualBox alternative is not as easy to use as [VMWare] Fusion, but it is free. For more details about other solutions andconsiderations when using virtual machines with OS X or Windows see the original announcement below and hyperlinks therein.
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLISHED: Tuesday, 08-16-2016 – 20:46 PRESERVED BELOW.
This month’s featured presentation, led by SBAUG Member Ian Lessing, will focus on a strategic solution(s) that will enable users to run legacy PowerPC (PPC) software on late model Macs running newer versions of Apple’s OS X! The presentation will discuss 3rd-party software (Parallels, VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox for Mac, etc) that allows for the creation of a “virtual machine” (VM) on a Mac’s hard drive coupled with the installation of Apple’s last operating system capable of supporting use of PPC applications — Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server (v10.6.8) which, under Apple’s EULA, is the version of OS X that is authorized to be ‘virtualized’. *
The anticipated demonstration will show how to seamlessly use the VM and its legacy programs along-side newer programs on a Mac with OS X v10.7 or later: including El Capitan (v10.11)! This software solution may be particularly attractive to users that have postponed upgrading to a newer version of Apple’s operating system because they do not want to loose the ability to use their mission-critical PPC-only applications. Those in attendance will be encouraged to share
their experiences and insights as the discussion considers the pros and cons about using “virtual machines” and the different 3rd-party options that make this melding of the ‘best of both words” feasible.
The traditional Q&A ‘Everything Apple” period will open the evening and the ever popular $100 Apple-Gift-Card drawing will follow the featured presentation. (Drawing tickets are available to SBAUG Members only and each member-in-good-standing (MIGS) in attendance receives two (2) complimentary tickets and can purchase more tickets for $3 each or five tickets for $10.)
Easy parking, complimentary wireless internet access and good company are always provided.
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- YIMV. 😉 [Your Interpretation May Vary]
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLISHED: Tuesday, 08-16-2016 – 20:46