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How to Boot Into MacOS Recovery in UTM on Apple Silicon Mac

Jan 17, 2024 - 1 Comment
Recovery Mode booted in UTM on Apple Silicon Mac

If you’ve installed macOS Sonoma into a UTM virtual machine you may get into a situation where you’d either like to restore the VM from a Time Machine backup, or even reinstall Sonoma in the VM, or perform other actions on the virtual machine from Recovery Mode. But, as you likely have noticed by now, … Read More

How to Install macOS Sonoma in a Virtual Machine with UTM

Jan 9, 2024 - 7 Comments
How to install macOS Sonoma in a virtual machine with UTM

You can install and run macOS Sonoma in a virtual machine, for free, with the use of UTM. UTM runs on Macs, iPhones, and iPads, but we’re going to focus specifically on installing macOS Sonoma in a UTM virtual machine running on a Mac. Yes this means you can run a virtualized macOS Sonoma installation … Read More

Experiment & Explore Fedora Linux on Mac with UTM

Dec 30, 2023 - 1 Comment
Run Linux on a Mac with UTM

Running Linux on a Mac can be a big ordeal, but not with virtualization. By using UTM, you can run Linux in a virtual machine atop MacOS, contained entirely within an app. This allows you to explore and experiment with Linux, without having to go through any complex installation process or setup, it’s just a … Read More

Run MacOS VM’s in Docker on Windows & Linux with Docker-OSX

Nov 17, 2023 - 3 Comments
Docker-OSX Mac VM on Linux

If you use Docker and virtual machines often, you may be happy to know that you can run MacOS VM’s in Docker, at near native performance atop Windows or Linux, thanks to an open source project called Docker-OSX. Yes, that means you can run MacOS on a PC, whether that PC is running Windows or … Read More

How to Install MacOS Sonoma Beta in a Virtual Machine with UTM

Jul 26, 2023 - 20 Comments
MacOS Sonoma beta in a virtual machine with UTM

One way to test out MacOS Sonoma beta but without installing it directly on a Mac is to install the Sonoma beta into a virtual machine instead. There are several different ways to do this, but for this particular article we will show you how you can setup and install MacOS Sonoma beta in a … Read More

How to Upgrade to MacOS Sonoma Beta in a Virtual Machine

Jun 16, 2023 - 3 Comments
Upgraded MacOS Sonoma beta running in a virtual machine

Want to run MacOS Sonoma beta in a virtual machine on your Mac? It’s pretty easy thanks to the free Viable tool, and if you followed our recent guide on installing Ventura in a Viable VM, you can easily upgrade that Ventura VM to run MacOS Sonoma beta in a virtual machine.

How to Run MacOS Ventura in a Virtual Machine with Viable

Jun 15, 2023 - 2 Comments
Run MacOS Ventura in a virtual machine easily with Viable

Running MacOS inside a virtual machine on an Apple Silicon Mac has never been easier, thanks to an excellent and simple to use utility called Viable.

How to Run Windows 11 on M1/M2/M3 Mac, for Free

Apr 14, 2022 - 54 Comments

If you want to run Windows 11 on your M1 Mac, you can now do that, and perhaps best of all, you can run Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the M1 Mac entirely for free. We’ll be covering how to install, setup, and run Windows 11 ARM on any Apple Silicon Mac, whether … Read More

How to Install macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox on Windows

Jul 15, 2021 - 95 Comments
How to Install macOS Big Sur Using VirtualBox on Windows

Are you interested in running macOS Big Sur or Monterey from a Windows PC? If you don’t want to spend money on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine and still try out macOS, thanks to VirtualBox.

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack on Mac, Windows, Linux

Jun 27, 2020 - 4 Comments
Install VirtualBox Extension Pack

If you use VirtualBox to run virtual machines, you may find yourself needing VirtualBox Extension Pack as well. The VirtualBox Extension Pack includes support for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices, webcam passthrough, disk image encryption, VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP), and network booting with Intel PXE Boot ROM, and along with some other capabilities … Read More

How to Open a VMDK File in VirtualBox

Aug 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to open VMDK in VirtualBox

Need to open a VMDK file in VirtualBox? This article will show you how to setup and use a VMDK virtual machine file with VirtualBox. This particular tutorial is demonstrated on a Mac, but using a VMDK with VirtualBox this way should work the same on Windows and Linux too.

You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser

Apr 19, 2019 - 6 Comments
Windows 1.01 screen shot

You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat.

How to Delete a Virtual Machine in Parallels on Mac or Windows

Apr 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Delete a virtual machine from Parallels by right click

Need to delete a virtual machine from Parallels or Parallels Desktop Lite? Removing a virtual machine can be necessary when you’re finished using a particular environment, operating system, or VM for any reason, and it’s also common to remove unneeded virtual machines to free up disk space. Here’s how you can easily delete a virtual … Read More

How to Delete a Virtual Machine from VirtualBox

Mar 19, 2019 - 12 Comments
How to delete virtual machine from VirtualBox

Finished with a virtual machine and you want to delete it from VirtualBox? Maybe you setup a VM you no longer need, or cloned an OS VM and want to remove it, or perhaps you’re simply aiming to free up disk space by removing virtual machines from VirtualBox, whatever the reason it’s a simple process … Read More

How to Test ParrotSec Linux on a Mac with Parallels Desktop Lite

Feb 24, 2019 - 3 Comments
ParrotSec Linux running on Mac in live mode

Advanced Mac users who are interested in the world of Information Security (InfoSec) can easily test out ParrotSec Linux in live boot mode by using a virtual machine. In this particular walkthrough, we’ll show you how to quickly get ParrotSec running in live mode within the free Parallels Desktop Lite app, but if you want … Read More

How to Uninstall VirtualBox on Mac

Jan 25, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to uninstall VirtualBox from Mac

If you have previously installed VirtualBox on the Mac but no longer need the application, you may be interested in uninstalling VirtualBox completely. Because VirtualBox places application components and dependencies throughout the MacOS file system, uninstalling VirtualBox thoroughly is not just a simple matter of dragging and dropping the application into the Trash, like how … Read More

How to Install VirtualBox in MacOS Mojave if Installation Fails or Shows Kernel Driver Errors

Dec 31, 2018 - 37 Comments
Install and run Virtualbox in MacOS Mojave

If you have attempted to install VirtualBox in macOS Mojave you may have noticed the installation sometimes fails with a generic “The installation failed” error message. Then, when trying to run VirtualBox you may experience another error saying “Kernel driver not installed” and VirtualBox fails to function. We’ll cover two different resolutions to the installation/running … Read More

How to Install & Run macOS Mojave Beta in a Virtual Machine the Easy Way

Aug 28, 2018 - 13 Comments
How to install and run macOS Mojave in a virtual machine

You can easily install and run macOS Mojave beta in a virtual machine right now on a Mac, and the process is surprisingly easy, plus it’s free! This tutorial will walk you through the steps required to install macOS Mojave beta into a virtual machine environment using freely available software. It’s quite easy, so even … Read More

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