VMWare Fusion 4.1 Allows Virtualization of Leopard and Snow Leopard

Posted on November 21, 2011 by

VMWare recently released Fusion 4.1, an update to it’s virtualization software. One of the changes is the ability to run non-server versions Leopard (OS 10.5) and Snow Leopard (OS 10.6). Previously, Fusion supported virtual Macs running Lion, Lion Server, Snow Leopard Server and Leopard Server.

Apple’s license policy during the Leopard and Snow Leopard days only allowed for virtualization of the server version of Mac OS X, but with the release of Lion, the policy was changed to allow both server and non-server versions of Lion. I wasn’t aware that the policy also changed for previous versions of Mac OS X, but it looks like VMWare is letting users install it anyway after displaying a dialog box that says, “Verify that the operating system is licensed to run in a virtual machine.”

Source: Macworld

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