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VMware’s Experiemental Features

One of the first things you notice in VMware releases are the experiemental features.  They’re usually cool and cutting edge, but just what does experiemental mean?  Well, a couple weeks back, I attended a customer focused seminar at HP in Colorado Springs.  One of the folks responsible for cultivating the relationship with HP from VMware […]

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VMware Fusion 2 versus Parallels Desktop 4

Well, for as much as Parallels touted their Desktop 4 product is 50% faster, I have to admit that I’m initially impressed with Fusion’s speed.  Its running extremely well on the same virutal machine that I imported from Parallels.  The only nagging problem is the stuipid Norton Antivirus which apparently thinks I have changed systems […]

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VMware Fusion for $10 for Parallel’s owners

Since I’ve blogged about my great problems with the Parallel’s Desktop 4.0 upgrade, I couldn’t not post this in case you’ve found yourself in the same boat.  VMware Fusion is being offered at 50% off for Cyber Monday.  (Just use the coupon code “CyberMondayDeal” on checkout).  In addition, if you are a Parallels Desktop or […]

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New MacBook Pro has arrived

One of the perks at my full-time employeer is the ability to do an employee computer purchase during the year.  With just 15% down, the company will finance the rest of a computer and payroll deduct the remaining amount from your paycheck.  In addition, they usually get pretty decent discount because of quantity with the […]

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Parallels Desktop 4.0 resolution – a.k.a. starting over

Well, after a week of issues with the Parallels Desktop 4.0 upgrade, I trashed my VM that I have lovingly used for the past year and I have started over with a fresh import from the Virutal PC VHD file I keep on hand.  See, here is my history with Windows virtualization on the Mac:  […]

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HP VMware Technical Forum

I just returned from the HP Customer Focused Testing VMware Technical Forum in Colorado Springs, CO.  HP’s Colorado Springs facility is primarily the StorageWorks storage products location – specializing in their XP, EVA and MSA storage arrays.  I was very impressed with the amount of technical knowledge by the folks there, the facilities and not […]

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Parallels Desktop 4.0 – problems solved (maybe)

Well, it seems that my problem isn’t with the new version of Parallels Desktop, but with the VM image that I have upgraded, several times.  A little background:  my Windows XP is a licensed copy originally purchased with Virtual PC back in the PowerPC days of Mac.  I imported this image into Parallels in version […]

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Update at on Parallels 4.0

Well, my upgrade has not gone smoothly.  My VM conversion failed in step 2.  I’m left with a virtual machine that is not doing so well, and I ran out of time last night to work on it.  So hopefully tonight, I can get some kinks worked out and get it back operational. Word of […]

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Parallels releases Desktop 4.0

I was an early adopter for the Intel Mac phenom.  Parallels was much faster to market with their Mac virtualization product and so I have been a loyal user of Parallels Desktop since it was introduced.  I have tried VMware Fusion and I’m fond of the product, but Apples to Apples (pun intended), the softwares […]

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Dell thin client presentation

We met with Dell via conference call last week to go over their offering for thin-clients.  They basically showed off their Optiplex FX160 thin client.  To me, its more of a very small PC than thin-client with options of adding a hard drive and other hardware.  It does run XP Embed or a SUSE LInux. […]

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