Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Complete Guide: How to install Mac OS X 10.8.x mountain lion in VWware on PC

There are aldready created VM’s  that you can just download and import into VMware, but I want to have my own clean VM that I built from apple's original disk image and don’t need to bother about where it came from.

Detailed instructions:

Files you will need:

1.Mac OS X 10.8 Installation (.dmg file)
2.VMware Workstation 10
4.VMware Unlocker 1.2
5.Latest VMware tools from Fusion 6

Step 1: Install VMware Workstation on your machine.

Step 2: Run VMware Unlocker 1.2.
> Extract out VMware Unlocker.
> Run the install.bat in the \windows folder.
This will configure VMware Workstation to support
Mac OS X.
> You should now see Apple Mac OS X
listed in the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
> Create a new Virtual Machine for Mac OS X 10.8,
Mac OS X will need a minimum of 2GB of RAM.

Step 3: Use 7Zip or a similar program to extract
your "InstallESD.dmg" file from Mac OS X 10.8 installation DVD.

Step 4: Using the dmg2img program, create iso
Example command line:

Note: I had converted OS X 10.8.4.dmg into iso,
but if you can directly take the InstallESD.dmg file from
it, no need to convert.

dmg2im -i "path\InstallESD.dmg" -o "path\macosxsetup.iso"

Step 5: Extract out the com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwin.zip
to get the darwin.iso from under \payload.

Step 6: Mount the newly created MacOSXSetup.iso with
VMware and Start the VM, launch the Mac OS X Setup from
the ISO we created.
>SELECT:> Disk Utility
> Erase (format= Mac OS extended journaled)
> Erase
> Disk Utility, Reinstall OS X.
> Continue, Agree
> Select the disk and install.

Step 8: Install VMware tools.
> Mount the darwin.iso to the VM, a restart might be
required to get it to properly show up in the VM.
> In order to see the icons on the desktop, go into
Finder Preferences, and check the Hard Disks, External
Disks, CD/DVD, and Connected Servers boxes.
> 4) Double-click the VMware Tools DVD.
 Double-Click Install VMware Tools, continue.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Learn to make Android Apps (no prior programming knowledge required)

Many of us wanted to learn making Android apps, but it seemed to be difficult. You had to know Java first, then finding the best tutorials for it and then for app development. Well, the wait is over, Coursera and University of Illinois have started an open, free online course for this and the best part is there are no prerequisites. We are thankful to the instructor and other people behind this course for making this free for all and really interesting, fun courseware.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Google nexus 7 (2012) vs. ipod touch 4th gen.

Are you confused between these two devices ? Which is worth spending more ?
Well if you don't have a smartphone you might want the ipod touch but otherwise just go with the nexus 7. It has much higher capabilities except for the camera. But if you care much for portability, ipod touch will be more useful.
Lets look the winner in each case
Well nexus 7 is new and ipod touch is 1 and half year old, so definately nexus 7 is more cooler device. But still lets see more... 1. Gaming: nexus 7
2. Display: both are great, ipod touch will have more ppi.
3. Performance: both perform tasks nicely, nexus 7 has a better cpu.
4. OS: android 4.1 vs. ios ..... Depends upon you. If you have one of these, try the other one. But truthfully, we like jelly bean much more for its awesome features and openness and UI.
5. Apps: ios has more apps but as nexus 7 is a tablet, you would find tablet apps with more productivity.
6. Smoothness: jelly bean is a smoothness upgrade over ics, it is as smooth as ios.
7. Camera: nexus 7 has only front camera while ipod has both.
8. Web browsing: nexus 7. Tablets always are better for web browsing.
9. Storage: ipod touch has 32 gb version also, nexus 7 only in 8 or 16 gb variant.
10. Features and customisation: nexus 7 wins.