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OS X El Capitan 10.11 and VMware: how to improve performance

A little more than a year has passed since the post where we explained how to get rid of OS X BeamSync, the cancer that utterly cripples the user experience of those XCode developers who are wise enough to ditch Apple machines and use VMware (and a decent OS such as Windows or Linux) instead: back then it was OS X Yosemite, but El Capitan doesn’t perform any better: as a matter of fact it comes bundled with the same BeamSync-based issue, thus keeping our post valid.

If you want to know more about the issue, you can read the whole story here: in this post, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll just summarize the problem and the fix.

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OS X Yosemite and VMware: how to improve performance

Since the day VMware came out, virtualizing OS X quickly became a peculiar resource for most IT professionals, including:

  • Software developers interested in writing applications for iPhone, iPad and Mac using XCode wth Objective-C or Swift without being forced to buy a Mac.
  • System administrators wanting to test experimental configurations and/or simulating changes in a secure environment before bringing them into production.

Not to mention all the IT enthusiasts working in a Windows environment yet interested to take a look at the latest versions of Apple’s operating system, maybe without being forced to commit thousands of money for an hardware they’re not interested in.

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