Freehand on OSX SL pvm

Designed for OSX Snow leopard 10.6.8

We are a small design company that relies heavily on Freehand MX and successfully runs the software on the latest OSX Snow leopard 10.6.8 on Intel Apple computers.

We are providing our software solution to FH MX users.

FH MX is a software file that works within Parallels desktop, VMware & VirtualBox software for mac. Parallels, VMware & VirtualBox is a hardware virtualization software for Mac computers used to run windows/linux/unix and former MacOSX operating systems. Parallels, VMware & VirtualBox runs these virtual machines within files called .vpvm – (parallels virtual machine), .vmx (vmware virtual machine) and .ova (virtualbox virtual machine) respectively.

We supply the custom XXX.pvm file which Parallels can open and run.

Within XXX.pvm are preinstalled full working versions of:

OSX Snow leopard 10.6.8 Freehand MX 11.0.2, no passwords, codes or serial numbers needed.

Migration assistant is also available within Snow Leopard server in case you want to migrate other software programs from a computer running snow leopard and rosetta apps, such as: Font managers, design utilities, Photoshop or Illustrator (pre-CC), Fonts, files and other discontinued apps.

Mac System Requirements: (updated Oct-2021)

Any Intel Mac Computer running the following OSX:


Big Sur

Catalina 10.15.1 & higher

Mojave 10.14.6 & higher

16 Gb of RAM is optimal and 15GB Hard drive space.

To Run XXX on a new Intel Mac you will need to:

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1. Purchase the ‘Parallels Desktop for Mac V18’ software from or use the 30 day trial.

Parallels Desktop V18 is backwards compatible to Mojave OSX 14

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We will send you a download link within 24 hours of purchase to the email address used to purchase via Paypal.

The XXX download file is large, 4.5 GB – because it contains the fully functional Windows XP and the Freehand software preinstalled.

Please read the install page before installing.

Do not install Parallels till you have downloaded the XXX.pvm. Read the install instructions – otherwise Parallels will install windows OS as default.

We recommend 16GB+ of RAM for your system, XXX will run on the Virtual Machines available RAM to a max of 8GB within Parallels Home version and a max of 128GB RAM within the Parallels PRO Version.

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We ask that you honor our efforts and not share/pirate our XXX software package. We in turn will strive to keep it functional for the years to come as well as expanding our online knowledge base & support. We will test and check compatibility with all major OSX and Parallels software updates and will inform you when it is safe to update. Meanwhile please keep updating any of the usual software updates, especially the security updates and patches.

In hope of a long and productive relationship with you.


  • Isaac Smith
    December 6, 2022

    Snow Leopard may look the same as Leopard on the surface, but the more you use it, the more you realize just how comprehensive and powerful an update it is! From the initial installation, you will notice that your Mac is snappier – and if you look at the space on your hard drive, you’ll see that installing Snow Leopard has freed up more than a few gigabytes of space. As you go about your normal workflow, you’ll start to stumble onto things that are just – well – better. I’ll give you one example. I decided that I wanted to relocate my iTunes Library, but that I didn’t want it to take an entire drive. I have several 1TB externals, and one looked tempting. But it was formatted with a single partition. I did a brief search in the Mac help section and was delighted to find that I am no longer stuck with static partitioning on formatted drives. In the past, if I wanted to resize a partition, it was a complicated process, first backing up all data on the drive, then using disk utility to reformat and then partition the drive, and finally copying my data to the new partitions. With Leopard, all that is consolidated into one step. In disk utility, I can select the “partition” option, drag the size of my existing partition to release space on the drive (or type in a number to specify exactly how big I want the partition to be!) Then create a new partition or partitions in the empty space – No loss of data, no reformatting, dead simple. This is a powerful feature, which used to require third party software to accomplish. And Snow Leopard is full of such “Aha!” moments. A great update to an already great OS.

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