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Entries from November 2006

How to Create Your Own Virtual Machine Using VMWare Player

November 22nd, 2006 · 12 Comments

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The free VMWare Player is a very powerful and simple way to run virtual machines on your PC. You install the VMWare Player software, download some pre-configured virtual machines, and can run just about any other operating system from the comfy confines of your favorite operating system (Windows or Linux) without ever having to worry about messing up your favorite operating system. (You can read a more in-depth description of the VMWare Player from one of my previous posts, “VMWare: See How the Other Half Lives“)

VMWare also makes the VMWare Server software, which gives you a lot more control over your virtual machines, including a wizard that you can use to create your own virtual machine. VMWare Server is also free but may be a bit too complex for the user who simply wants to try out a different OS.

That leaves us with the choice between the simple VMWare Player, which you use to run pre-configured virtual machines, and the more complicated VMWare Server, which allows you to create your own virtual machines. But what if a user wants the simplicity of the VMWare Player and the ability create their own virtual machines from scratch? It’s actually quite easy to do.

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Tags: Linux · Virtualization

EUTOMASITAD: Turning on a light

November 8th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Turning on a light bulb. It’s one of the simplest forms of technology we have. And therein lies the problem, at least for someone inflicted with EUTOMASITAD (Excessive Use of Technology to Make Simple Tasks Difficult).

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Tags: EUTOMASITAD