August 2012 Entries

Upgrading Win8 RP to RTM on OS X with VMware Fusion

Quick pro-tip.Say you have Win8 RP in a VHD. You want to create a replacement VM for RTM. Once you delete the VHD with RP (or more likely move it).If you do this, allocate all of the space in the new VHD. OS X seems to struggle with expanding out that file into reclaimed space. Also, once expanded, OS X seems to struggle with using the space that may not be contiguous on the disk. (Even with an SSD.) If you expand all the space out, you should be better off. Word of warning though, may take a couple ......

That "don't call your product Metro" thing... Obvious, right?

You should be glad they fixed it really. The problem isn't Metro, the problem is that there was no trademark defence clauses in the Windows Store agreement at all. Here's the agreement, which for this post is version 3.0 dated 2012-07-09.You think MS was ever going to allow devs to post apps called "Hurr Hurr iPhone SUCKS LOL!" No. The wording in the guidance document that calls out "Metro" specifically will eventually be supported by vNext of that document which will be clearer about Microsoft's ......

A "snark-free" post on the Metro naming debacle* (Caution: May contain snark)

In a parallel universe I'm writing a much less kind version of this post, but with GA of Windows 8 being measured in a short number of months, I'm going to try and be helpful. Am I happy about the naming change? No. Was I happy about the "Metro-style" moniker before? Also no. Could something good come of this change? Well, anything's possible."Metro" is the name of the design language invented by Microsoft as the basis for the user experience offered by Windows Phone. Microsoft needed to reboot their ......