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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc. January 2008 Entries
Why VDI might have an up-hill battle to win the hearts and minds of CIO's?
A very comprehensive rundown (from Massimo) of the potential issues being faced by anyone trying to implement a VDI solution? I certainly agree with Massimo on a number of points, just as it's quite easy to move from physical to virtual on the Server side this almost sets the customers expectations that it's just as easy to do the same for the Desktop, and this is where things are sometimes getting undone? Why Desktop Virtualization is not as easy as Server Virtualization In the last few months I ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 12:57 PM

Streaming music around the house via WiFi using Sony VGF-WA1 (and how to change the LCD menu from Japanese to English)
So for some while now I have been waiting for the right technology to be incorporated in to a device that actually looks good, makes sense and does what it says it'll do. When I first noticed this unit from Sony it looked like it might tick all the boxes but it was quite some time before we saw in the flesh in a Sony store while I was in Las Vegas for last years iForum - even then the price of USD$350 was a bit steep (even more at AUD$500 here in Australia) and there is limited built-in memory - ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 12:00 PM

So VMware goes for an acquisition of Thinstall, not FastScale!!
So this certainly adds some ammunition for VMware's coming stoush with Microsoft in the Battle of the Hypervisors? It makes you wonder who's next on VMware's radar? VMware acquires Thinstall Just yesterday virtualization.info published the news about a possible acquisition of VMware in the application virtualization market, speculating that the acquired firm could be FastScale. The official announcement comes today, clarifying the actual acquired company and the company strategy behind the move: ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 16, 2008 8:07 AM

VMware fast-tracking FastScale? will this bring VMware's Application Virtualization up to speed?
So from what Alessandro is saying it currently only works with Linux, I wasn't aware of that limitation but that's OK from an Appliance perspective, but you kind of wonder how hard it might be to replicate that on the Windows side of things? Certainly this sounds like it can really help VMware distinguish itself from some of the other competitors - but only for the moment as I'm beginning to think that we might see something like an "Arms Race" as all the Virtualization players rush to out do each ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 3:09 PM

HOWTO - Free Download of TV Shows and Movies from the Internet + screenshots
Now this may seem a bit hypocritical, but first let me state that I don't condone this, but in quite a number of ways the TV Stations and the Cable Operators are responsible for setting our (and our Spouses? ;-) expectations quite high in the first place and then clearly not delivering. Why the present system is not working Example 1: Here in Australia Foxtel would like you to sign up for their premium service and use the IQ (similar to UK's Sky+ Service) however here in Australia there is a wealth ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 9, 2008 10:18 AM

Ask and you shall receive? ;-) Now Clarkson knows a bit more about the modern world?
Well I do find this amusing as last night we were just watching the Top Gear episode where Ranulph Clarkson and Ranulph May attempt to race Ranulph Hammond to the North Pole using a truck - as ever Jeremy Clarkson is forever the irreverent motor mouth and larrikin in a likeable way and we actually found ourselves cheering for Hammond to beat them with the Dog Sled. So it's no surprise to see Clarkson so spectacularly misjudge how easy it can be to have your Banking details abused? I guess he has ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:28 AM

Tweak Vista's warnings
I have been trying Vista on a corporate Laptop over the holidays in advance of getting hold of the "Approved" corporate image for my laptop and in some ways it's a clunker - so if you know what you're doing and want to "trim" some of those annoying messages and confirmations then this might be just the tool for you? Vista4Experts Current Version: 1.0.0.1 Download Vista4Experts Vista4Experts is kind of a treat for computer experts who don't want security center notifications, User Account Control ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 10:44 AM

Windows Mobile 7 - the iPhone Killer?
So things have been quite quiet for me over the break in some ways as I took advantage of the fact that my Father-in-law made late changes to go over to Perth for the Xmas/New Year break and that unexpectedly left a 42 foot fly bridge cruiser at my disposal for use on the Sydney Harbour - but I digress.... Anyway, I'm now catching up on all the feeds from bloglines and I came across this tasty little snippet of all the work that Microsoft looks to be pouring in to developing the SmartPhone side of ......

Posted On Monday, January 7, 2008 2:51 PM

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