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I just started iPhone development on Mac OS x image on vmware.

Unfortunately, performance is like an old turtle, so I decided to buy a Mac mini the most cheaper Macintosh.

As I'm developing with a friend, I noticed the mac mini server, my questions are:

  • Could both of us or even more than two develop -like open an instance of xcode- on Mac OS x server?

  • If it's OK with that, does remote connection in such usage will affect development process?

  • What're the cons of this method?

Thank you very much.


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MacOS doesn't allow multiple GUI user sessions to be active simultanously, even with a remote connection. If you connect to it via Remote Desktop (which is basically VNC), you only see the content of the currently active session you would see on the local display.

(Note: If you switch the session to another user, the programs don't get terminated, you just can't see them anymore).

One more hint: If you use MacOS inside a VMWare machine on Non-Apple hardware, you are violating the license terms for MacOS.

+1 for violating the Apple EULA, OSX can only run on Apple Hardware, unless you're Apple of course. –  Brent Pabst Jul 3 '12 at 13:33
Thank you for your reply, I didn't know that this's illegal. –  TheLastTamurai Jul 3 '12 at 15:43

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