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Possible to run Microsoft JVM?
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Feb 22, 2007, 10:36 PM
 
Hi,

I am strongly considering a Mac Pro. The only problem is, I am tied to a specific PC app that requires the Microsoft JVM. The app will not work with the Sun JVM, period. Has anyone been able to install and run the Microsoft JVM in parallels?

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Feb 22, 2007, 11:07 PM
 
You can install the MS JVM in Parallels or Windows running on bare metal with BootCamp.
     
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Feb 22, 2007, 11:24 PM
 
Ok cool- is constantly having Parallels open a resource hog? Does it become a memory leak after a while? That would be the only thing I'd need to use Windows for, but I need to have it open for most of the day running in the background.

The last Mac I owned was a Powerbook G3, which I loved. Been on PC for the past 6 or so years, looking to come back :-)
     
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Feb 23, 2007, 10:18 AM
 
There does seem to be memory leaks and it is resource intensive so I recommend a lot of ram. I have 2 gig and my machine swapping increases dramatically when I leave it open. I just about more ram which will hopefully help that situation.
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Feb 23, 2007, 11:19 AM
 
Loading MS JVM in Parallels will not allow Mac programs to access/use it. You'll need to use it in Windows.
     
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Feb 25, 2007, 01:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by mac128k-1984 View Post
There does seem to be memory leaks and it is resource intensive so I recommend a lot of ram. I have 2 gig and my machine swapping increases dramatically when I leave it open. I just about more ram which will hopefully help that situation.
Ouch...I was probably going to get 2 gig too :-(

Originally Posted by cgc
Loading MS JVM in Parallels will not allow Mac programs to access/use it. You'll need to use it in Windows.
Yeah, I know :-) This one Windows program relies on the Microsoft JVM, so I have no other choice really.
     
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Feb 25, 2007, 06:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by shinji View Post
Ouch...I was probably going to get 2 gig too :-(.
Don't get me wrong, performance was/is seemingly fine with 2 gig, I need the extra ram for photoshop and aperture. Parallels does seem to have some memory leaks but not too severe but noticable when I left it running for an extended time. They were much worse in some of the betas they released a while a ago.
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Really just need to run that with a browser open, Dreamweaver, and sometimes Photoshop. Everything works perfectly on my current 2.8 ghz Xeon (single core), but this system is 3 years, looking to upgrade.
     
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