If you're on Windows, need to use OS X, but don't want to buy or build a new computer , reader Bobby Patton shows us how to run Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on Windows with just a few tweaks. We've shown you how to install Snow Leopard in VMWare , but if you haven't purchased VMWare, you can now do it using previously mentioned , free program VirtualBox . Apart from VirtualBox, you'll also need an OSX86 ISO.
Running multiple operating systems side-by-side gives you the chance to test applications, run platform-specific software, and tons more without ever rebooting. It's also extremely cool. Here's how to run Windows, Mac, and Linux simultaneously and pain-free as possible. To get a quick idea of where we're headed, check out the video above, which demonstrates my Windows 7 system running OS X and Ubuntu through VirtualBox. Below, we'll build on the basics you learned in our beginner's guide to creating virtual machines with VirtualBox .