VMWare Saves the Day

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Great - a solution to my virtual machine dilemma has materialised in the form of VMWare Player a nifty virtual machine that allows secure running of complete operating systems on the host platform. There are plenty of pre-built appliances available from the VMWare site of which I was relieved to discover a KDE desktop preconfigured with WINE and legacy Internet Exploder versions. In fact this method has one up on the side-by-side running in Windows XP in that session management works across all versions! This is a huge saving grace for testing presentation rendering inside an authentication only area of the site.

In fact my journey into virtual machines has led to several discoveries and now I have a full featured version of Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04) running along side the Vista desktop full screen on a second display. So feeling slightly more satisfied with my Vista and Acer now :)

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 15:22:18.

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