Saturday, November 29. 2008
Wednesday, November 26. 2008
Saturday, November 22. 2008
Running ESX.Next under Workstation 6.5.1 is supported. A few weeks ago I filled a support request, because I couldn’t start a virtual machine on ESX.Next while ESX.Next was hosted on Workstation 6.5.0. ESX.Next kept crashing at 95% during the VM Power On. An anonymous source just brought me up-to-date and whispered the following:
The WS 6.5 bug you noted earlier has been fixed. You will be able to run nested VMs under ESX.Next under WS 6.5.1, subject to the usual caveats (hardware virtualization has to be supported on your host for running the outer guest, and the inner guest is restricted to 32-bits).
With this release of VMware Workstation, the following new features and support have been added:
Japanese localization — A localized version of Workstation is now available in Japanese for Windows hosts.
Smart card support for Linux guests — Smart cards are now experimentally supported with Linux guests.
Unity mode on Linux guests — Although support for Unity mode on Linux guests is still experimental, repainting of application windows is much improved.
3-D graphics — Additional improvements have been made to improve 3-D performance on Windows XP guests.
Friday, November 21. 2008
This morning I started my browser to check my Gmail inbox but something was different. I was staring at a beautiful mountain. :-) Annie Chen, Gmail engineer reports:
Gmail fans have been building unofficial extensions to spice up their inboxes for a while, but up til now themes haven't been an integral part of Gmail. We wanted to go beyond simple color customization, so out of the 30 odd themes we're launching today, there's a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox, and fun characters to keep you in good company. There's even an old school ascii theme (Terminal) which was the result of a bet between two engineers -- it's not exactly practical, but it's great for testing out your geek cred. We've also done a minor facelift to Gmail's default look to make it crisper and cleaner -- you might notice a few colors and pixels shifted around here and there.
My personal favourite is the terminal theme.
Thursday, November 20. 2008
Plans for the second Annual VMware Partner Exchange are underway. Next year's event will be hosted on April 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. VMware is developing this world class partner event to help you accelerate your virtualization business. And with their growing commitment to the partner eco-system, they are now joining all their partners to include the VIP community as well as their Technology Alliance Partner under one roof! You can expect the same outstanding commitment to providing you with the content and training you need to grow your business.
Attend the conference to
• Network with your Peers and Connect with VMware executives and experts
• Gain Insight to VMware roadmap and new sales & marketing tools
• Increase your training to sell more profitably
Wednesday, November 19. 2008
Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
As an addition to TechTarget’s portfolio of market-specific media, The Brian Madden Company brings the largest community of IT professionals specializing in application delivery and desktop virtualization. This includes hundreds of thousands of visits to BrianMadden.com, and attendees to BriForum, an annual event held in Chicago and the only independent conference covering the desktop virtualization space.