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Filed under 'virtualmachines'

June 16, 2007

VMware Fusion Overview

If you don’t already own Parallels Desktop, the new VMWare beta is great — I far prefer “Unity” to “Coherence” for mixing Windows apps on the OS X desktop. Only $40 if you buy before the official release at the end of August.

February 13, 2007

ChipLog: VMware Workstation 6.0 beta 3

Wow, Record/Replay sounds useful. Similar to the Java Omniscient Debugger, but capturing the whole machine state. Looks like VMWare are doing a good job of differentiating their free and pay-for versions.

February 8, 2006

VMWare Server

Fantastic news: VMWare are making their server product free(beer). I’m almost certainly going to use this for a dev server at work — Backup the virtual machine image every night, and if hardware crashes, just startup your backed-up image on a new machine. Also gets around the “You can’t create an image” limitation of the free VMWare Player app.

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October 27, 2005

Why you should try VMWare's free virtual machine runtime

I’ve been gabbling excitedly for the last week to anyone in earshot about what a big deal I think the free VMWare Player is. Here’s some more great arguments for it.

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October 24, 2005

How-to: VMware player modification

Use the free VMWare Player to *create* virtual machines.

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October 21, 2005

VMware Player

This has great potential. VMWare have a free “player” allowing anyone to run pre-built virtual machines.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.