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VMware Release FREE Converter 3.0.1 Build 44840 – Maintenance Release

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VMware just released build 44840 on their FREE virtual machine converter product.   VMware Converter provides an easy-to-use, scalable solution for migrations of machines, both physical to virtual and virtual to virtual. Optimized for mass migration, VMware Converter is equally effective for single-machine conversions. With its comprehensive and comprehensible wizards and task manager, VMware Converter imports […]

VMware Converter and Microsoft Licensing

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I have been happily using Ubuntu for quite a while now, and I don’t really use the Windows partition on my hard drive. The only thing I have ever needed was my Groupwise archive that contained some old emails. Recently, I heard about a new tool called VMware Converter. This free tool can be used […]

How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch 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 […]

Set up a perfect rPath Linux development platform for making your own custom-flavor Linux

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The combination of rPath Builder and VMWare Player is a perfect tool for quick web development and distribution, and a quick way to play with Linux right on your desktop. When trying to build the Ultimate WordPress MU (MultiUser) Appliance, I started to learn rBuilder Online, which I found is not as newbie-friendly as it […]

Is VMware Player Faster than VMware Server?

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I’ve been a VMware Player user since it was first released, but I recently decided to switch to VMware Server when I found out that it supports dual processors and snapshots. To my dismay I frequently experienced mouse lag, slow graphics, and keyboard sticking. Switching back to VMware Player resolved my issues and was noticeably […]

Top 5 FREE VMware Appliances

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Did you know that you can download FREE, already configured servers from the Internet, then run them on your Windows XP/2003 or Linux VMware computer? These servers can do some amazing things, they are free, and they can be up and running in minutes. Let’s find out how… To use one of these VMware appliances, […]

Moka5 Brings you Virtualization to Your Pocket

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As I’m sitting here, typing away at this article, I’m also previewing the operating system used with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. I’m an old school teacher. I’d love to see the world’s poor equipped with computers, especially those poor kids from working class neighborhoods in America. I’m also playing a quick version […]

Sun Solaris 10 Released in a VMware Virtual Machine Format

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I’ve noted previously that one of the non-Sun distros of OpenSolaris (Nexenta) is available in a VM.  Now, Sun has now quietly added the Solaris Enterprise System Virtual Machine 1.0 to the Sun Download Center (as a free download).  This is Solaris 10 Update 1, plus the Studio 11 compilers, plus all the Java Enterprise […]

New VMware Book: VMware Server and VMware Player

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Dennis Zimmer’s new book covering VMware’s free virtualization products is now available: VMware Server and VMware Player. The way forward for Virtualization. It’s an update and translation of his original version in German. More information can be found at his site VMuser.com, including a table of contents, an index, and three free chapters on Virtual Networks, […]

VMware Extends ESX Server to 64 Bits, Betas New P2V Converter

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The VMware subsidiary of EMC will today announce that it has finally delivered a 64-bit version of its top-end ESX Server hypervisor, which is the centerpiece of its enterprise business. VMware will also introduce German and Japanese language support for the product, and will roll out a beta version of a new physical-to-virtual conversion tool, […]

A Quickie: ReactOS on VMWare Player

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In the past, I’ve installed ReactOS to show my students a Microsoft alternative. The performance was slow and there was not much to do. This latest revision offers more! For my review, I used the freeware VMWare Player since I was using the company server. I’m the only one who knows how to use it. […]

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0) on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake). VMware has just released version 1.0 of its free VMware Server. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating […]

ToutVirtual Sets New Standard for Virtualization Management with Free VirtualIQ 525; New Management Software Supports Multiple Virtualization Platforms with Unified Monitoring, Controls, and Reports

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CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2006–ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced VirtualIQ 525 software that supports a variety of policy-based and automated management functions for VMWare GSX Server, VMWare Server, VMWare ESX Server, VMWare Player, VMWare Workstation, and open-source Xen. VirtualIQ 525 software is currently being made available as […]

Astaro Debuts UTM Virtual Appliance

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Astaro has announced the general availability of Astaro Security Gateway for VMware, the first Network Assurance virtual appliance. Defining a new standard of network security and manageability, Astaro Security Gateway for VMware enables managed service providers and enterprises to maximize network protection and hardware utilization while offering astonishing flexibility and lowered overall administrative cost. The […]

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