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Yesterday I started off the Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 VMware Image and so far it’s been picked up by a few hundred people, and feedback is good. It’s been a long time in the coming because I’ve been testing out new methods to make it smoother, and fixing various bugs (the release of OS X 10.8 in the middle of things didn’t help). Not everything I tested with this build is included, purely because I don’t think I’ve perfected it yet, but you can read a few things that’ve changed below. Don’t worry though, the moment 10.7.4 is released, my build should be ready to go and be pretty awesome (if I do say so myself). The list of (included) changes in this build are as follows:
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 VMware Image Changelog -------------------------------------------- - Comes with direct download links. Nothing special, but requested. - Completely Vanilla build (aesthetically). No customized Bootloaders etc. - Faster boot up time. Boots up in under 30 seconds on my machine. - Fresh installation of 10.7.3, everything was taken care of before or during installation. - Improved support for AMD. By this I don't mean every AMD machine is now working, but those which weren't beforehand now have a better chance of working. - New packaging method which allowed for a smaller download. - Several driver patches to allow as best a universal build as possible. - Snappier system. Clicks receive response almost (if not) instantaneously. - Sound working natively (without additional drivers (on some machines)).
As you can see, there are a bunch of changes in this build even if not all have been included. Underneath you can find the setup guide video to show you how it all comes together and demonstrates how it works. If you want any download links, just check underneath the video:
If you wish to download the image via torrent, you can just click here. As promised, I’m including direct links as well this time around, but you’ll have to deal with the fact that they will be slower than the torrent. You can find the direct links here.
[Update]: If you’re using VMware Workstation 7.x, you need to create a new Virtual Machine (designated as Mac OS X 10.6) and just point to the .vmdk I provided as the virtual drive. Mistake on my part with the .vmx file.