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April 13, 2021: Virtualizing macOS for Fun and Utility, with PMUG’s Aric Pedersen

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., although we ask that you please arrive about 15 minutes early.

Mac OS X Server for Snow Leopard (running through Parallels Desktop for Mac) on macOS Catalina, screenshot courtesy of Aric Pedersen
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You may be aware that Macs have long been able to run Windows via Bootcamp or virtualization software, but did you know that you can also virtualize macOS?

In this month’s presentation, Aric Pedersen, PMUG’s President, will show the three of the most popular virtualization software options, and how you can use them to run various versions of macOS on your Mac. He will also talk about some of the reasons why it may be a good idea to do so, and how you can accomplish this. Attendees will receive a list of where you can still get older macOS releases from Apple or Apple-approved sources, mostly for free.

The meeting will be held online through Zoom — members should check their e-mail for instructions on how to connect and attend. Our friends from the Main Line Mac Users Group will also be with us. We hope you can join us.

A limited number of non-member audience “seats” are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to our Zoom meeting. If you wish to attend, please e-mail pres@pmug-nj.org, and include your full name for an invitation with connection information.

About the Presenter
Aric Pedersen is PMUG’s President, and has worked for many years in the technology sector. He has used Macs primarily since 1990. Aric can often be found answering questions on the PMUG help list while he waits for the world to return to something like normalcy. He currently resides in Florida.

Note: Because of a family emergency, Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost will present at a future meeting instead of April.