@dominikKoller I use to have a mac air, vmware is rock solid.
Advantages, you can make a windows partition, and you can also virtualize the same partition from osx
I did a workshop in biblao and I share a compiled vmware machine with vvvv and windows , they had to copy a few gbs, but they were able to use vvvv in a few minutes
@andresc4 that sounds great actually, thanks a lot!
Do you think that it would work to have a compiled vmware machine on an external harddrive to have a ‘plug&play’ windows machine? Basically doing the same as you said but not copying it down to the mac - that would be great, I’d buy SSD harddrives and give them to course participants to take home between lessons - that way they don’t have to use a lot of space on their macbooks.
Also, is there anything I need to take into account when making a compiled vmware machine or is it straight forward to make and run it on any mac? I don’t know how installing programs on a mac works - is it straight forward to make vmware fusion portable?
It says that I need to install vmware fusion on the macs, but have the windows virtual machine file on the harddrive. Is that what you also did - you installed vmware fusion on the mac’s participants and gave them copies of the virtual machine file?
Hey yes it will work, I did copy the files on the hard drives but if they have Mac airs most llikly they won’t have free space. If you provide them a ssd it will be awesome. I also recommend to buy usb3 hubs, most macs have 2 usb only. I bough an ankey one ( no power ) and it works super fine.
You will need to buy one license of vmware to save the machine, but your attenders can use the demo for 30 days, that’s how I did it, not sure if they change the pricing plans.