Virtualization. There are few words quite as able to make a geek’s heart all a-flutter. Teaming it up with a smartphone? Man, you gonna give a geek a cardiac arrest!
LG have now teamed up with VMware to help bring virtualization to the smartphone world.
But why? Well, it’s purely for the enterprise geeks.
Having to carry two phones around is a pain in the ash, but the requirements of enterprise… → Read More
If you’ve been paying any attention to computing technology for more than a couple of years, chances are strong that you’ve noticed some trends. The trade rags and industry analysts make their money predicting these trends — or trying to, at any rate — but it’s pretty easy to see for yourself how many of these trends develop. The hot technology when I was a wee Desktop Technician was thin client… → Read More
VMWare announced this morning that the board and directors have asked CEO Diane Greene to step down as President and CEO effective immediately. Greene, an original founder of the VMWare company, will be replaced by Paul Maritz as President and CEO, and he has also been assign to the board of the company. Maritz was the founder of Pi Corporation, a cloud based storage and services provider that was… → Read More
Heads up, Mac users who want to use Linux for some reason. The latest version of Parallels Desktop, the virtualization software that lets you run inferior operating systems on your Mac, now supports Parallel Tools when running Linux, including Ubuntu 8. Throw in enhanced 3D graphic support in Vista and you’ve got your self a Grade A point update. via MacNN → Read More
[photopress:windows_server_2008_bundle.jpg,full,left]Windows is getting the virtualization treatment with Server 2008, which was released today. In the past, to run virtual version of Windows on a server, you’d have to use software like that made by VMware, but by building it into the operating system, Microsoft has struck a blow against other virtualization companies. The new version of… → Read More
If you’re looking to run a virtual computer on your computer, Microsoft is doing something unusual for itself: it’s hooking you up free. As of today, Virtual PC is free, but only for Windows users. This is in keeping with Microsoft’s virtualization scheme, which positions software like Virtual PC as test environments and ways to run virtual secure servers within one machine… → Read More
In the fallout of the Mac’s shift from PowerPC to Intel-based hardware, X86-compatible versions of OSX floated around the Internets, allowing anyone to install the Apple operating system on a PeeCee (yours truly included). This is one thing Apple does not want, but with both VMware and Parallels working on virtualization of the Mac platform, it’s becoming a very likely reality. Beyond… → Read More