Apple has recently revealed the next major updates to its operating system for Mac named it MacOS 10.15 Catalina. Some amazing new features and functionalities are added in macOS 10.15, as like the ability to turn an iPad into a second display, new music, podcasts, book apps, new security features and even you can control your entire Mac with the Voice Control on macOS 10.15.
In addition, many other new features and changes are discovered in the Mac new operating system including Sidebar (iPad external display), Siri shortcuts, approve with Apple Watch, screen time, Voice Control and a new app called Find My.
If you are amazed by these new features, you can try installing macOS 10.15 Catalina on a Virtual Machine. If you are running Windows Desktop, you can run Mac OS through a Virtual Machine like VMware, VirtualBox or Hyper-V. Even you can install Mac OS through Virtual machine on Mac itself, you just need to download macOS 10.15 Catalina Virtual Image and some other necessary software for the process. If you have no idea about virtualization, I am putting a glimpse of what is Virtualization and why should we use it.
What is Virtualization?
Virtualization is indeed the process of creating a virtual rather than an actual copy of something and is so similar to the original. And desktop Virtualization allows you to run two or more OS (Operating Systems) using only one PC. So, it’s like two or more computers in one PC. One is physical and the others are virtual which acts as like original OS.
In Desktop Virtualization we can use multiple Operating Systems on a single computer including Windows, Linux and more. In addition, it lets your Macintosh run Windows, creating a virtual PC environment for all your Windows applications.
There are many virtual machines software, but the best virtual machines software which we have used and have a good experience are VMware and VirtualBox. Download the macOS 10.15 Catalina Virtual Images for VirtualBox and VMware, then install it on your PC.
Download macOS 10.15 Catalina Virtual Images For VMWare and VirtualBox
The virtual image for VMware has an extension Vmdk (Virtual Machine Disk) which is indeed a virtual hard disk and can be used to run your Virtual Machine and run macOS on VMware.
Download macOS 10.15 Catalina VMware Image
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Installing macOS on VirtualBox needs different images and has a VDI (Virtual Disk Image) extension. When you decided to install Mac OS on VirtualBox then download VirtualBox image of macOS Catalina.
macOS 10.15 Catalina VirtualBox Image
How to Fix the Download Error (Download quota exceeded for this File)
Because of too many users and traffic on the site, the download link might give the error “Download quota exceeded for this file”. You face this error because the file is too large or is shared with many people. To access and download the file follow the following steps.
Step 1. Go to Google Drive and log in with your account.
Step 2: Open the download link given above, right-click on the image file and select Make a Copy. Google will create a copy of the file in your Google Drive (My Drive).
Step 3. Go to My Drive and right-click on the copied file and select Download to download the image.
You can decide either to use VMware or VirtualBox then download the macOS image and other required software for the installation process. In addition, we have a step by step guides about the installing macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware and Virtualbox in the given links below, be sure to check them here:
You can follow the given instructions and install macOS on Windows and learn how to use macOS and Xcode on a virtual machine without any cost. I hope you find the article helpful and if you face any error in downloading and installing, be sure to ask your questions and share your feedback about the article using the comment section below.