Virtualized Leopard Server coming along

Virtualized Leopard Server coming along

Summary: The day that sys admins will be able to run multiple copies of Mac OS X Leopard Server on a single Mac keeps inching closer.

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The day that sys admins will be able to run multiple copies of Mac OS X Leopard Server on a single Mac keeps inching closer. Still, the exact dates for the actual releases are mostly unknown.

In its company blog, VMware said today that it will fold in support for Leopard Server into the next beta release of Fusion 2.0. Since the current release is Beta 1, that would appear to be Beta 2. VMware announced this support in January with no word on when this might occur — we still don't know that date for certain, just that it will come with Fusion 2.0 Beta 2.

Developers can run Xcode and Visual Studio on the same machine, compile, and then test the software in multiple virtual operating systems, whether Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X Server and Linux, running as virtual machines. The same goes for iPhone SDK developers running their J2ME, Symbian, and Windows Mobile development tools!

Meanwhile, competitor Parallels this week said that Parallels Server for Mac Release Candidate is available for download. According to its company blog, the software can run the virtualized Leopard Server on a machine running either Leopard Server or Leopard client.

Topics: Software, Apple, Hardware, Operating Systems, Windows

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