Windows Phone 7 Development in a Virtual Machine
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I do it all the time. On my Mac.
I am running the latest version of both OSX and VMWare fusion and I have no trouble with the Windows Phone 7 development tools or the emulator. Everyone I have talked to trying to run virtual machines on Windows were using Virtual PC and one person I know tried it with Parallels on the Mac. I don't know of anyone doing it with VMWare on the PC so please comment if you have it working with VMWare. Just to prove I have this working, here is a screenshot of a running Windows Phone 7 app in the emulator in a virtual machine on my Mac:
The fonts are a little choppy, but here it is: Windows Phone 7 Development in a Virtual Machine with VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Pro.
I know a lot of .NET developers that have moved to MacBook Pros for their development and they work in virtual machines as well and I don't know a single one that would ever go back. If you want to do Windows Phone 7 Development in a virtual machine, you might need to get a Mac. I love mine!
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