My old computer has been getting sicker and sicker, so I have got a new
iMac. Mountain Lion. SO I bit the bullet and set up Snow Leopard Server
OS X in VMware is not wonderful. I have no sound, and the so-called
shared folders are useless. They do not update, so when you add a file
to a folder on the real Mac, that file does not appear until the virtual
machine is rebooted. It also seems not to have most of the metadata for
OS X also does not like being suspended - you need to manually shut it
down every time you want to quit VMware.
But nevertheless, I did set up Eudora on it and it does seem to work. It
is not the easiest workflow, as every time you click on a link in an
e-mail, it opens the virtual machine's web browser. It may be possible
to make it use the host's web browser as it does for Windows, but I have
not been able to work out how yet.
And getting files to and from it is tedious, as there is no drag and
drop, and with the shared files not working very well.....
I ended up mounting the real Mac's disk as a disk on the virtual
machine. That at least allowed me to overcome VMware's sharing
Now, I did read somewhere that it was not a good idea to store your
files in a virtual machine, and that someone running Eudora this way
using Parallels left their Eudora files on the real Mac, and just
referenced them from the virtual machine.
This seemed to work, but the next time I started Eudora there, it had
lost several of the personalities. :-(
So I was wondering if anyone else had tried this and what the outcome