Improve compatibility with Virtualbox 4.3.2 on Mac platform

02-11-2014 06:15 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II
I have tried to run ArcGIS online from an ArcGIS home user installation on Windows XP and Windows 7 on my Mac with Virtualbox 4.3.2 running Mac OS X 10.9.1.  It hasn't worked for the last three months.    At the ESRI DC Federal conference, I see one of your presenters is able to use ArcGIS online on Parallels on a Mac.   Not everyone can afford Parallels.  From a training perspective, you need to allow Mac users to use a free virtualization solution on their Mac, such as Virtualbox that only costs a Windows license.    People who are getting educated have very limited resources in terms of spending.     And the Mac has become a key platform.       When I try to run ArcGIS online link from ArcGIS desktop, the application just crashes with an error the moment I select ArcGIS online from any menu, or submenu of the layers.   It asks me to report the error to ESRI.
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Here's some information from the Esri Ed Community about working with ArcGIS on a Mac. There may be something here that will help.