Lion to allow two virtualized instances of Mac OS X per machine

 

Virtualized Mac OS X

 

Now Lion’s new EULA is set to change all that, as reported by MacRumors. 10.7 users will be permitted to run one or two virtual Mac instances on each physical Mac, presumably using existing virtualization tools like VMware Fusion, Parallels, VirtualBox or others. This is bound to be a big help for developers, IT managers and others who need to keep a known-good test environment or try out new apps in a controlled fashion.

Note that virtualized Macs aren’t the same thing as virtual desktops, which Lion is also slated to support; that second feature means that you can remotely connect to your user account and your desktop ‘underneath’ a user who is currently logged in to the machine. A similar capability was baked into Snow Leopard, but it required some hairy workarounds to use effectively; the Lion version will be single-click friendly.

via Lion to allow two virtualized instances of Mac OS X per machine | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

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