Tuesday, 20 January 2009

VMWare Fusion VMs Work on Thinkpad Player

Kept reading on VMWare and found that creating VMs on the iMac using VMWare Fusion then using VMWare Player on my laptop to play them was supported. Tried it and it does work - great. Not sure if my original problem was Fusion V1 vs. V2 or an error on my part when copying from iMac to Thinkpad. Anyway, progress ...

Also found a script that lets you clone VMs. It doesn't work on Fusion (VMs are OS X packages of some sort, not a directory) but it showed me where to rename things and edit names inside files ... which is great. I now have a core Kubuntu 8.04.1 that I can clone and rename for other purpose (e.g. a netbeans VM).

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Trying Xubuntu as VMWare Host on Laptop

Needed to reinstall VMWare Server (the free version) on my Thinkpad T61 widescreen so decided to try out Xubuntu (XFCE instead of Gnome/KDE) as the host. Should use a bit less memory and disk space so the VMs should work a bit better, if not noticeably better. The VMServer software wouldn't install properly with Xubuntu 8.10 so reverted to 8.04.1 which is supported per the VMWare Web site.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Tracks for free!

Stumbled on an online Tracks (Get Things Done Rails app) online. Signed up at morph eXchange where you can subscribe to Tracks and use if for free. morph eXchange can also host your apps in the Cloud if you want - although I've not tried that yet.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Finally joined the blogsphere... we'll see how it goes.

Writing this from a Linux VM using VMWare Fusion on iMac 24 inch (great machine btw). The iMac is my desktop but I use a laptop for travel so copy my Linux and XP VMs back and forth between the iMac and Thinkpad. Have to create the VM on VM Server on the laptop to get that to work properly ... not sure why.