“When the news came out that Parallels was actually owned by enterprise software maker SWSoft about a month ago, there was a not-so-tiny detail from Forbes article that drew a lot of interest. That detail was that SWSoft’s CEO hinted that it wouldn’t be difficult to run OS X in a virtualization environment. In the same article, VMWare confirmed the comment, saying that they’ve been resisting temptation to do so for seemingly too long. ‘We were trying to do it the way they wanted to, but in hindsight we should have just gone ahead. I wonder what Steve Jobs is going to do, because there is so much pressure to run Mac OS on non-Macs,’ VMWare’s CEO Diane Greene said,” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars Technica.
Cheng reports, “Well, Parallels has decided that unlike VMWare’s moral conflict over the issue, they have no qualms over being the good guys (in Apple’s eyes), for the time being. Marketing Manager Ben Rudolph responded to my pleas for an answer on the topic, and said that due to the EULA in OS X that forbids virtualization, Parallels will not be enabling users to virtualize OS X anytime soon.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Eric” for the heads up.]
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