[thechat] triple booting an iBook?

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Wed Mar 23 11:35:20 CDT 2011

Parallels and VirtualBox (I believe) also support Seamless Mode, which
allows you to run, say, a Windows program and have it look like just a
normal program. It is running your Windows OS stuff behind the scenes,
but you aren't presented with a big boxy window that has the whole
Windows Desktop and whatnot, you just see the Windows app you want
running like a normal app. It is pretty cool.


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Hassan Schroeder <hassan at webtuitive.com> wrote:
> On 3/23/11 7:23 AM, Joel D Canfield wrote:
>> I've heard success stories of adding Windows to a Mac. When I replace my
>> pre-Intel iBook with a new model I'll be doing that.
>> Anyone ever added a Linux distro, making a triple-boot laptop?
> I personally don't get the multiple-boot thing at all -- why would
> you want to have to shut everything you're currently doing down each
> time you want/need to switch environments?
> OTOH, there are multiple virtualization possibilities that let you
> use them all simultaneously: Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox, etc.
> On my Macbook Pro I have both VMWare ($) and VirtualBox (free) and
> multiple VMs configured for different uses: Windows, various Linux
> distros (Ubuntu, OEL, CentOS).
> Besides using other environments simultaneously, the big advantage
> of using virtualization is that you can snapshot a VM, install some
> experimentalOH CRAP IT DID WHAT?!DAMN ITpackage and -- didn't like
> the result? Revert to the snapshot, and it's all good. Like git for
> your OS.
> And of course you can test different distros easily.
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