Install Windows 7 Beta in Mac OS X
Is Windows 7 really the Mac OS X slaying OS that so many claim it to be? Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? There is all sorts of hooplah in the tech world about Microsofts Windows 7 beta, so why not see what the fuss is all about using your Mac? Rather than get a dual-boot setup going, it’s probably best for most users to run Windows 7 in a virtual environment within Mac OS X, and setting it up really isn’t too difficult. Here are several great walkthroughs on getting Windows 7 installed and running on your Mac.
DownloadSquad: Installing Windows 7 on a Mac – Getting Windows 7 running in Mac OS X using either Parallels, VMWare, or VirtualBox – you decide. Lot’s of screenshots to guide you.
VMWare: Windows 7 on a Mac with VMWare Fusion – An ‘official’ walkthrough created by the VMWare team, this is comprehensive and straight from the source, can’t go wrong here
KristanKenney: Run Windows 7 within Sun VirtualBox – more comprehensive than the AppleInsider article below on setting up Windows 7 in Virtualbox.
AppleInsider: Installing Windows 7 Beta on a Mac with Sun VirtualBox – pretty straightforward install process using Sun VirtualBox (which I’ve never used before prior to reading this article)