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Cross-platform development on a single PC

Cross-platform development on a single PC

I'm a Windows user/developer itching to start diving into the *NIX world and Mac OS software development. What software (both paid and free) would allow me to install/easily run other OS (Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, whatever) all on the same machine.

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"I hate to say this, but if money isn't a concern for you (it doesn't sound like it), I'd recommend buying a Mac and running Windows and Linux inside virtual machines (such as VirtualBox). There is no legal or reliable way of running Mac OS X on a PC, especially if you plan on doing development for it. On the other hand, a Mac can run all three operating systems simultaneously.

Disclaimer: I'm not trying to sound like a Mac fanboy; in fact, I actually prefer Windows. However, for your situation, I think it's the only real way to go."