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Will any parallels-esque software, on 10.6.3, let me run Java 7?

 
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and, ugh, netbeans?

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It should. With Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox, once you start up the virtual machine it is that operating system. So anything you can do on Windows you can do in a Windows virtual machine, same with Linux or other operating systems running as a virtual machine. Each with their own set of software.

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Thanks Mark,

Of the three that you mentioned, do you have any preferences or war stories or pros & cons?

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I am not Mark but I can share some experience.
I use VirtualBox with Snow Leopard. On it I have created three VMs, Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04 and Windoze XP. Its quite easy to configure and run.
 
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I personally have used Virtual Box and VMWare Fusion and prefer VMWare Fusion because they have a lot of virtual machine images ready to go at a click to download. So I don't have to run installers to install any flavor of Linux. I still have to install Windows with any of the VM software out there.

Other neat thing is that now that VMWare has introduced the Micro Cloud Foundry, I can create my own private Cloud by just downloading the VM Image that they have on their website.

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