Saturday, December 19, 2009

For the Geeky Crew _ Mostly Virtualized

Virtualizations First

Here’s a collection of virtualized system applications and perspectives.

Me?  I’ve been running Windows Virtual PC almost exclusively at work and home.  Why? Well it seems to play sufficiently well with the Windows-based virtualized OS’s I use, test, and tweak.  Couple that with the added USB-support in the latest iteration of Virtual PC and I have the tools—and supporting utilities—I need to get my work done.

However, I might have to seriously reconsider that position after reading about the newest features in VMWare Player

Other stuff for sysadmins and techies

"For the Microsoft Office 2010 release, we will not support Windows XP 64-bit," a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed with Ars. Upon further inspection, we also noticed Windows Server 2003 support was missing. "For the best productivity and user experience, the benefits of 64-bit computing with Office 2010 is best experienced by utilizing the newly introduced 64-bit version of Office 2010 with Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows Vista (64-bit) version." In short, Microsoft does not think the experience will be good enough on its previous operating systems.

So there you have it.

Claus V.

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