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My work machine has been happily upgrading through the various Insider Preview builds for some time now. Finally I’ve met one that’s irritated. Step forward, Build 10547. First thing I noticed was no mouse movement. Removing the and reconnecting the USB mouse made no difference. Luckily I’m keyboard savvy and can restart Windows without hitting the power button. I tried a PS/2 in the green mini-DIN socket but, although the red sensor lit up underneath, no movement on screen. So I plugged the USB ...
I try to avoid Hyper-V at all costs when working on my laptop. I am a developer usually all I need is VMWare and my own virtual machine that I built very bare bones server that can run search and profiles code easy. It has Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Standard 2008 R2 usually with a base on of Win Server 2008 R2. This week I find myself downloading the Information Worker VM for a client demo, which I do rarely. I am doing an SDPS somewhere in the New York Metro area. I need to show them a ton of the ...
Windows 8 is here (or at least very close) and that was the main feature of this morning’s key note. Antoine LeBlond started off by apologizing to the IT professionals since he planned on showing code. I’m not sure if IT Pros are that easily confused or why you would need such a disclaimer. Developers do real work, IT Pros just play with toys (just kidding). The highlights of the Windows 8 keynote for me started with some of the UI design elements that I had not seen when I was shown one of the Build ...
For those who are familiar with the VirtualPC, vmWare and VirtualBox environments will be quite irritated to find out, in Hyper-V, there is no direct way to share files from the Host machine to the Virtualized guest environment. This is a good thing from a CIO perspective because there’s excellent isolation for the virtualized environments this way, but for the developer junkies like us, this is an irritant, especially for those who have nuked their Windows 7 OS and installed Windows Server 2008 ...
If you want to run a 64 bit virtual machine on a 32 bit host you have two options 1. VMWare Server (or a Workstation version that supports 64bit guests) 2. Sun Virtual box Though 64 bit guests on 32 bit hosts is possible, it requires that you are running x64 (not ia64) hardware. All the new Intel processors are 64 bit compatible (if you have T5200/T550 on your laptop, you are out of luck) VMWare has a free tool you can download to check whether your machine can run 64bit guests. Microsoft Vitual ...
Vmware currently is going through the wars. A change of CEO, a plunging share-price and a competitor getting alot of attention with their new product, that being Microsoft with Hyper-V. However, I just don't get it!? ESX Enterprise is still out in front in terms of features and pricing is very competitive. Any organisation performing their own unbiased product comparison evaluations is going to be hard pushed to discount Vmware's flagship product. The killer feature for many is ofcourse Vmotion that ...