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Alright this is a two part question. So first Does anybody know of a software that would update any ISO's you have on a removable drive so they don't get outdated. Been running into this lately where i will have an iso for example ubuntu 17.x.x on my external hdd and i need to use it only to realize there is a 19.x.x out in the wild.

 

Second part is does anybody know where i can either get a mac os iso or a Virtual box already set up. i'm wanting to get it so i can play around with mac and start to understand it better before i get out of college and go into the education sector. Any Help would Be appreciated. 

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I don't think we can help out with the second one here


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On 1/22/2019 at 11:42 PM, stormy00 said:

Alright this is a two part question. So first Does anybody know of a software that would update any ISO's you have on a removable drive so they don't get outdated. Been running into this lately where i will have an iso for example ubuntu 17.x.x on my external hdd and i need to use it only to realize there is a 19.x.x out in the wild.

 

Second part is does anybody know where i can either get a mac os iso or a Virtual box already set up. i'm wanting to get it so i can play around with mac and start to understand it better before i get out of college and go into the education sector. Any Help would Be appreciated. 

Hello Stormy00,

 

The first part of your question is a bit obscure so i will try to answer in what i think you meant by it:

 

Issue 1) You have an OS installed on an external drive that you use via VirtualBox or dual-booted and you want to update it automatically.

Answer 1) I am not aware of any program that would do it automatically except for the one piece of software Linus has recently been promoting (i cannot remember the name), but other than that change your Ubuntu update settings to update to the absolute latest and that should work.

 

Issue 2) You want to know how to update any ISO files you have on an external drive, or drive of any kind.

Answer 2) No idea, you  may have to program a program to do so yourself if you are a coder.

 

Now onto your second question.

 

To download a macOS VirtualBox/VMWare file already installed is illegal and you would have to consider piracy if you really wanted to do so. I highly recommend not to due to legality issues, and also it would be a tremendous pain-in-the-neck to get it working since macOS is build only to work on PCs (Macintoshes) with a special boot chip to ensure it is a Mac and Mac only running it. If you really wanted to get the "Mac feel" either invest in a really old Mac to try it out or you can download and install this version of Linux Ubuntu called Elementary OS, which mimics macOS greatly. It is also free and legal to download and install.

 

Elementary OS link ( https://elementary.io/ )

 

I hope this helped.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

JATG

 

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On 1/26/2019 at 11:21 AM, stormy00 said:

Thanks JustAnotherTechGuy99. I see where you might have been confused with my first question. You actually nailed it with issue #2. I will also have to check out Elementary OS

Hello Stormy00,

 

I am happy i helped. Hope you enjoy Linux (unless you use Android or a distro already).

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

JATG

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