Category Archives: VMWare

VMWare and virtualisation

Developing for Android

Regular readers will realise that I’ve been rather quiet recently. The reason is that over the last couple of weeks I’ve bitten the bullet and started seriously developing an “app” for Android. As always when I have a programming project … Continue reading

Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Android, Code & Development, Galaxy Note, VMWare

The VMWare Disk IO Problem – Fixed At Last

Regular readers will know that I’m a great fan of VMWare desktop virtualisation, but my enthusiasm has for a long time been muted by an odd problem. After shutting down or suspending a VM my laptop was thrashing its disks … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in VMWare

Break Compatibility, Lose Loyalty

For almost 20 years I have been a fan of, and borderline apologist for, Microsoft. One of the main reasons was their focus on software usability, backed up by a visible intention to preserve backwards compatibility wherever possible. While each … Continue reading

Monday, May 7, 2012 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Macs Are Really Easy? Ha!

There is a myth. The myth goes “Windows is complicated. Macs are really easy – they just work.” Like most myths this may have started from an original truth, but is now a lie. I am it’s latest, but I … Continue reading

Friday, April 13, 2012 in Code & Development, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Mac OSX–A Third-Class OS?

Does Apple’s opposition to virtualisation create a technical ghetto? Continue reading

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Code & Development, PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

I Thought They Were Supposed To Be Getting Smaller?

Musings on why my laptops are getting bigger and heavier, instead of smaller and lighter Continue reading

Monday, November 14, 2011 in PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Not from My Cold, Dead Hand…

My regular correspondent Malachy Martin recently posed another of his “research” questions: What would work look like if you only had an iPad as your computing device? My first reactions focused on whether my iPad could replace my laptop. Then … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in iPad, PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Tyrannies and Broken Business Processes

I’ve posted previously about the inadequacies of the iOS/iTunes architecture, and in particular the content management nightmare it creates, but I haven’t really reflected on the commercial model of the iTunes / App Store. I’m afraid I can hold back … Continue reading

Saturday, March 19, 2011 in iPad, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Virtual PC vs VMware Player – Further Thoughts

I’ve added a brief addendum to my piece on Virtual PC technologies. It turns out that VMware Player seems to be able to “fix” unreliable VMs. Microsoft’s lack of attention to compatibility has led me to a better product, and … Continue reading

Thursday, February 4, 2010 in Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Windows Virtual PC – Breaking Compatibility

How Microsoft have badly broken compatibility (again!) with Virtual PC and Windows 7 Continue reading

Sunday, January 17, 2010 in Thoughts on the World, VMWare