Running Windows Omnis on Mac?

Doug Easterbrook doug at
Tue Jan 9 18:55:04 EST 2018

if you want win10.  you have to download the ISO.

with virtualbox, you find it on microsoft site, download it and set it up

with parallels, you just say ‘I want win 10’ and you get it.  They’ve automated the process.  Parallels does the download -or- you could use the iso that you already found.

with virtual box, it doesn’t support mac VM’s as well.   you have to go find the ISO for the installer.
in parallels, you create an OSX virtual machine and it pulls everything from the installer partition — its smoother.

I”m not afraid of ISO’s.         I have a bunch of them because I’ve looked and saved.

Parallels makes setup of a current VM easier, thats all.   click a button and go have a coffee or tea

Doug Easterbrook
Arts Management Systems Ltd.
mailto:doug at
Phone (403) 650-1978

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> On Jan 9, 2018, at 4:38 PM, Clifford Ilkay <cilkay at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 5:36 PM, Doug Easterbrook <doug at> wrote:
>> hi David.
>> Also using Parallels (paid, effectively $39 a year) and Virtualbox (free)
>> I was pissed at Parallels for the $39 a year update (since its a new
>> version each time), but I manage to stretch it over 2 versions and am
>> really only about $20 a year).
>> Virtualbox ..  its good, but:
>> not as smooth at parallels.
>> not as fast as parallels.
>> not as easy to set up a VM as parallels  (parallels, you just say what you
>> want,   in virtual box you have to go find the .iso file)
> I'm pretty sure you know how to use Finder, Spotlight, or a shell to find
> a file so I'm missing what you're saying. How is having to find the ISO
> file such a big deal? I find files on my systems many times a day. :)
> Regards,
> Clifford Ilkay
> +1 647-778-8696
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