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Virtual Desktops Goes Local

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The Desktop Virtualization landscape is quickly evolving and companies planning to implement a Virtual Desktop Technology (VDT) solution are now benefiting from this evolution. Citrix and VMware have both announced strategic alliances with Intel to develop a client side desktop virtualization platform that will provide companies with the benefits of a highly managed solution with the […]

How to Build a NAS Device Using Virtualization

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Create your own virtual network-attached storage appliance You don’t have to install a virtual appliance; just run it, which means first starting the VMWare Player. This will prompt you to browse for a virtual machine configuration file, so here I directed it to the C:FreeNAS_VM folder and clicked on the FreeBSD file unzipped earlier.   […]

VMware Workstation 6.5 Gives Technical Professionals Richer Multimedia Support, Improved Security and Revolutionary Debugging Tools

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Major Update to Award-Winning Desktop Virtualization Product for Windows and Linux Gives Users Seamless Desktop Integration with Unity, DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 2 3D Graphics and Groundbreaking Debugging with Virtual Machine (VM) Record Replay VMware announced the general availability of VMware Workstation 6.5, further raising the bar as the leading virtualization product for professionals who […]

VMware Releases VMware Workstation 6.5

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VMware just released VMware Workstation 6.5 for Windows and Linux.   Workstation 6.5 ships with the following new features: Enhanced VMware ACE authoring – Use ACE (Assured Computing Environment) features to package and deploy Pocket ACE and desktop virtual machines with encryption, restricted network access, and device control. VMware ACE authoring features are now fully integrated […]

VMware Releases Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Player

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VMware recently posted updates to their VMware Workstation, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Player virtualization offerings.   Below you will find “what’s new” with each offering along with a link to the release notes and to the download! VMware Workstation 6.0.3 for Windows – Build: 80004  What’s New in  VMware Workstation 6.0.3 Workstation 6.0.3 adds […]

Moving Past the Virtualization Hype

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It’s only natural, I suppose.  When wireless networking started to become popular, it was decried as insecure and everyone was warned against using it.  When mobile computing started to take off, it was proclaimed a terrible security risk, and organizations were warned against it.  And now it’s happening with server virtualization.  Of course, since VMware […]

VMware Takes An Unjustified Hammering

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VMware is taking a hammering on the stock market after posting 150% increase in fourth quarter profit and an 80% jump in sales to $412 million.  Right nw the stock is down over 30%.  Why the hammering?  Well, analysts were expecting sales to rise to $417 million. I know that there are a few things […]

LiveTime Adds JeOS VMware Virtual Appliance to Its Help Desk and Service Management Suite

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.- New Linux based JeOS (Just Enough Operating System) facilitates rapid deployment of enterprise service management and help desk infrastructure. LiveTime Software, a leading provider of ITIL certified Web 2.0 Service Management, Help Desk and Customer Support Software, today announced that LiveTime applications will be available as VMware virtual appliances in the first […]

VMware Patch Batch Fixes 20 Security Flaws

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Virtualization software specialist VMware has shipped a batch of “critical” security updates to cover gaping holes in a wide range of its server and workstation products. An advisory from VMware lists a total of 20 different vulnerabilities affecting all supported versions of VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware ACE and VMware Player. The […]

VMware Releases VMware Workstation 6.0.1

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VMware just released an upgrade to VMware Workstation 6.  Version 6.0.1 includes the following updates: Workstation 6.0.1 adds experimental support for the following operating systems:  32-bit and 64-bit Windows Server 2008 (code name Longhorn) as host and guest operating systems 32-bit and 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 as host and guest operating systems […]

One Virtual Machine Format To Rule Them All

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Some Tech Industry leaders form a new group to try and hammer out a universal and open file format for Virtual Machines. Virtual machines are great! Personally, I’ve been running Windows XP Professional under VMware Server in my Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 box (at home and here at work) for the past couple of months and […]

VMware makes bid for virtual desktops

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VMware has moved to strengthen its credentials in the desktop virtualisation market today, with the release of two new products. The company has launched VMware Player 2, which includes beefed-up support for modern hardware and is available free, and VMware Fusion for Mac – which isn’t free, but does allow Windows applications to integrate with […]

VMware Releases ” Performance Tuning and Benchmarking Guidelines for VMware Workstation 6″ White Paper

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VMware just released a much needed white paper on “ Performance Tuning and Benchmarking Guidelines for VMware Workstation 6″.   The paper  provides guidance in obtaining the best possible performance using VMware Workstation 6.0, both in a production environment and when running benchmarks. Though this book focuses on Workstation 6.0, most of the guidelines presented here […]

How To Install VMware Server On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a CentOS 5.0 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same […]

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