14 Apr 2008
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I've been trying to find my local BT exchange to try and determine more or less what speeds I'll get from my Broadband connection. I've stumbled upon the following site that will actually map your exchange out on a Google map relative to your house. It's very handy indeed.

 http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php

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10 Apr 2008
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Courtesy: Virtualization.info (www.virtualization.info)

New month, new drama in the virtualization world. After the hot debate about the VMware ESX memory overcommit capabilities that involved Citrix, Microsoft and obviously VMware, this time is the turn of the virtual machine migration capabilities included in ESX and upcoming Hyper-V.

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09 Apr 2008
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I've been playing with the Beta release of VMware Thinstall (Project North Star), and I have to say it's quite cool. It enables you to "Virtualize" an application by recording the changes the application's installer make during the first installation of the application. It then compiles all the required components and registry keys into a single executable that can be run on any other Windows system without the need to install the application.

 I've tried a couple of applications, and the all worked very well indeed. They included:

Adobe Reader 8,
Opera Browser,
VMware VI Client 2,
FireFox Browser,
Remedy Action Request System's Client.

 Have a look at how Adobe Reader was virtualized:

 

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