Carol Hamer wrote:
If you go this route, I have one piece of advice to keep in mind before you start: You'll want to be able to connect your device directly to the Virtual Machine with a USB cable. When you create a new Virtual Box VM, USB is not activated by default. Be sure to activate it before installing the Windows OS in the virtual machine (otherwise you'll have to re-install Windows after setting it to accept USB connections -- the Windows installation can't handle the switch). Also note that the VirtualBox open source edition (OSE) doesn't support USB connections, but the Oracle/SUN version of VirtualBox is free and works well on both Linux and Mac OS.