These virtualization tools run as apps in OSX. Double-click (wait...) and go.
VirtualBox is owned by Oracle, which picked it up from Sun who bought it as a way to promote Solaris on the desktop (We know how well that worked out). Like MySQL, it is free for now, but no guarantees.
Other virtualization tools for OSX are VMWare Fusion (meh) and Parallels (fastest).
On Aug 12, 2013, at 12:08 PM, Nate Hill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So VirtualBox allows you to feel like you are switching your OS without
> rebooting, correct?
> A user can, for example, fire up a Mac and then if they want to launch a
> Windows environment they can do so with a double-click, yes?
> Thanks all for your thoughts on this, it is helpful...
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Cornel Darden Jr. <[log in to unmask]
>> The issue at public terminals is being able to switch between operating
>> systems with out having to reboot. To my knowledge refit nor boot camp
>> offers this.
>> Cornel Darden Jr.
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>>> On Aug 12, 2013, at 12:48 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57:21AM -0400, Nate Hill wrote:
>>>> Is anyone on the list using mac computers and bootcamp or some other
>>>> partition to offer public access to either a mac or windows environment
>>>> their users? This seems like ti could be a pretty cool option to
>>>> folks with.
>>>> Any thoughts on the matter? I'm trying to figure out what to replace
>>>> public computers with here in Chattanooga. Obviously I want them to be
>>>> both inexpensive and awesome.
>>> I forgot to mention ReFit  (now defunct but should still work) and/or
>> ReFind which is recommended at their Website.
>>> This will allow a user to select which OS to boot after POST.
>>>  http://refit.sourceforge.net/
>>>> Nate Hill
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