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Archive for October, 2012

VirtualBox 4.2.4 update released

Posted by essjae on October 29, 2012

VirtualBox has a maintenance release available.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VirtualBox 4.2.4 (released 2012-10-26)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: fixed validation warning on global settings / proxy page (4.2.2 regression, bug #11089)
  • GUI: fixed crash with multiple guest screens on certain conditions (OS X hosts only)
  • VBoxBalloonCtrl: fixed command line argument handling of ballooning module
  • VRDP: fixed occasional crash during a video playback in the guest (bug #11082)
  • BIOS: fixed broken DMI information (4.2 regression)
  • BIOS: workaround for booting from Windows 2000 floppy disks
  • EFI: fixed video mode selection loss on VM reboot (#10983)
  • Parallel: fixed parallel port printing failure/ paper queue empty error (Windows hosts only; bug #2226)
  • NAT: fixed crash on alias-less DNS responses when host-resolver is used
  • Storage: fixed hang under rare circumstances
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VMware Player is now “free for personal use”

Posted by essjae on October 24, 2012

No more free ride for commercial/business users.

http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

What does it cost?

VMware Player is free for personal non-commercial use.

 

Can I run restricted virtual machines created by VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion in VMware Player?

Yes, if you purchase a VMware Fusion Professional license to enable this features in VMware Player.

 

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Configuring and Managing Hyper-V Remotely (official MS links)

Posted by essjae on October 1, 2012

Following my recent “quick and dirty” post, here’s the official TechNet info on configuring and managing Hyper-V Server 2012

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh833682.aspx

This takes you through everything from installation to managing Failover Clustering

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Microsoft’s official stance on Virtual PC and Windows 8…Hyper-V 3

Posted by essjae on October 1, 2012

Straight from the horse’s mouth: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/faq.aspx

 Is Windows Virtual PC supported on Windows 8?

Windows Virtual PC will not be supported on Windows 8. Client Hyper-V is Microsoft’s offering for operating system virtualization on Windows 8.

To learn how to retrieve data from a Windows XP Mode virtual machine on Windows 8, click here.

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