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Re: How to write reports and books in Mathematica
On 5/13/10 at 7:23 AM, dave at removedbailey.co.uk (David Bailey) wrote: >I wonder if Snow Leopard can run VirtualBox (free to download). This >would let you run a viritual Windows or Linux inside it. Running the >appropriate version of Mathematica in that environment might be a >good work around, but I would check with Wolfram Research first. It is possible to run VirtualBox under Snow Leopard. And once installed, it is possible to set up either Windows or Linux running as a virtual machine with VirtualBox. And since these virtual machines running a different operating system would look no different than a real machine running the same operating system, there should be no difficulty with running the appropriate version of Mathematica that way. But... There is no free lunch. There is an overhead associated with running a foreign operating system under VirtualBox or one of the commercial alternatives. And for processor intensive applications such as Mathematica, you may not get what you would consider acceptable performance unless you have a machine with lots of memory and a fairly fast processor. One other thing to note, VirtualBox and the commercial alternatives (Parallels and VMWare Fusion) run on the newer Apple machines with an Intel processor, not the older machines with a PPC processor.