January 8 2009

Windows 7 Beta 1 Build 7000



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As you’ve probably heard, the cat is out of the bag with Windows 7 and the Beta is all over the net.

Favourite 3 things so far with Windows 7:

  • Faster startup time
  • 4 settings for UAC – you can now set UAC so you only get the popup if a program tries to do a function that requires elevated rights but it won’t pop up if a user performs a function
  • Network connections shortcut now accessible via a right click on the icon in the tray, saves a few annoying clicks

Thumbs up to Microsoft so far! 🙂 Scheduled for release at the year’s end – however July / August would not surprise me.

For those who haven’t found the downloads or activation procedure (I’m not encouraging either of these) have a look at these links:



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December 15 2008

VMWare Converter 4.0 beta program

Looks quite nice. New features include:

  • Support for Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions as source
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 as source
  • Support for Parallels Desktop virtual machines as source
  • Power off source machine at the end of the conversion
  • Selection of the target virtual disk and virtual volumes configuration
  • Configuration of the target virtual machine
  • Incremental hot cloning (Converter now replicates any change happening to the source machine during the P2V migration)
  • Register at:

    http://www.virtualization.info/2008/11/vmware-opens-converter-40-beta-program.html