Great thread! Looks like you all have come along ways since then!
How about some mac labs, please?...
Here are some partial, related quotes from another thread I created last night:
...btw: Where are the labs for mac? I discussed it with support, which was extremely helpful. And it's apparently an Apple thing having 2b exclusively on apple hardware. I am really hoping you guys get that worked out bc I would really really like to have that and is why I came to your site. How do I setup my OWN mac in a VMWare box in Windows? I have found tutorials online and started following them. Big mistake! My test computer was acting really weird and I can only imagine what and where that was going. So I re-imaged and haven't messed with it since....
...I have been learning about how mac's with the $20 server software can centralize User Accounts, Profile Manager, ARD and several other useful things. I am just dying to get my hands on that and play with it with a couple of VM devices. Just killing me!! That is why I would so love to have the labs. Even if we had to schedule time for when we could be on one. Hopefully, the site can figure something out with that. It is very much needed! I can't stress it enough...
It sounds like you have your hands tied on the hardware end of not being able to deploy VM's on anything by mac. I don't know how and what exactly it is It Pro tv is able to do what it is you currently do.
All I know is there is a REAL need for it. I want to do things legally. I don't want to d/l hackintosh's for Intel processors. But w/o an affordable lab to play in, what am I going to do? Wait to learn on macs that come in for clients? No, I need a way of playing with it in a cost effective manner. I can just go buy a room full of macs just to play with. I do not have the kind of $$. The money I do have is for jump starting my Team. Apple can either get on board and help you guys deliver something great and you guys charge for it. Else it's some flavor of hackintosh. Booh on that Apple! Booh!! :(
Anyways. I thought if I put out the real needs of peeps out there like me, that perhaps you guys could do something with it.
Thank you ahead of time for you taking the time to read this and for your consideration of how in the world you can make this work for us and make Apple happy at the same time. Sounds like you guys need to discuss this, you and Apple - and bring us a solution. That is what I would love to see come out of this.
Thank you again for your time and help!