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Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby AppleFarmer » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:14 pm

I had to get a newer MacBook Pro. It can only run Lion, but I still need to be able to run FreeHand MX. So I Installed 10.6 Server into Parallels Desktop and I am now running FreeHand within the virtual machine. Everything works OK, including printing PostScript-files.

This is not a perfect solution, but it works for me.
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Re: Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby FFH Thü » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:51 pm

Thank you for the information. Good to know this is working well.
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Re: Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby AppleFarmer » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:58 pm

I installed PhotoShop under the virtual Snow Leopard installation, so that I am able to edit my links from FreeHand. The performance is very good, no lag. I have 16 Gb of RAM in my MacBook Pro and I've given the virtual machine 4 Gb.

I'm going to test the same setup under Mountain Lion later this week.
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Re: Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby HMU-56 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:29 pm

Hi AppleFarmer,

That's GREAT news. I was just thinking of buying a new Mac Book Pro with retina display. The fact that's holding me back, was that i won't be able to use a.o. FreeHand MX anymore. I use FH for Mac under Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro (special SL dedicated disk) and FH for Windows on a XP machine. Would, except Parallel's Desktop, VMware Fusion also do the job as good? What do you think? (I have VMware Fusion 3, probably needs an update for Mountain Lion). Regards, Hans
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Re: Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby AppleFarmer » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Parallels Desktop 6 will not run on Mountain Lion, so I need to upgrade to version 7. I'll report back after that.

I have VMware Fusion 4.1.3 running under Mountain Lions (Windows installed, not Snow Leopard). But you should be able to get Snow Leopard installed on VMware.
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Re: Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby Mig » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:10 pm

FYI VMWare 4.1.0 will let you virtualize Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. That´s something really cool.
Apparently Apple didn´t like that; Not strangely, VMWARE 4.1.3 is restricted to Server versions. You got a good reason to go back to 4.1.0 if you want to virtualize 10.5 or 10.6 .
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Re: Lion | Parallels Desktop | Snow Leopard | FreeHand MX

Postby AppleFarmer » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:50 am

10.8 Mountain Lion + Parallels Desktop 7 + Snow Leopard Server and FreeHand MX is working just fine.
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