Pirillo: Vista — works better with VMware

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If you’ve been awake the last few weeks, you’ve seen that some folks (and let’s be fair, not nearly everybody, but definitely some folks) have been having difficulties with Microsoft Vista. The usual culprits are various device drivers that are not quite bulletproof yet. Chris Pirillo, A-list blogger and LockerGnome impressario, washed his hands of Read more...

Videos: VMotion in action, Live CDs

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Dell has a very nice VMware Alliance center, with plenty of white papers, support documents, and case studies. Somewhere in there, and I’m not sure on what page, they point to this video: Screencast of a VMotion demo [warning: direct link to .wmv file. No sound. I can’t figure out how to get a screenshot Read more...

Record/Replay in VMware Workstation 6.0 beta 3

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Christian Hammond talks about Record/Replay and other features in the new Workstation beta. Link: ChipLog » VMware Workstation 6.0 beta 3. What is this good for? Well, have you ever tried testing a program only to encounter a bug that you just can’t reproduce? Maybe there was some memory corruption that happened under some specific Read more...

Eclipse plug-in for Workstation 6.0 beta 3

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Workstation 6.0 beta 3 has now been released. Tony D’Souza talks about developing the new Eclipse plug-in that allows developers to debug code on a remote machine from the comfort of their own local IDE. Still think virtualization is just for running Windows on Linux? Link: quikchange: Making remote debugging easier to use. Shortly after Read more...

Running a physical Windows partition as a virtual machine

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Using VMware Workstation or Player, you can run a virtual machine off a raw disk partition, i.e., not using a vmdk file. Today on Digg we find: Running a Windows Partition in VMware from Imran Naza (mirror) I have my system partitioned into two: one part of the hard drive hosts a Windows XP partition, Read more...