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erikw | 18 May 2009 | 7 comments

PORTSMOUTH — The VirtualStorm swat team who struggled with police while yelling 'SWV is the best!'in Market Square yesterday morning, were sentenced to jail and barred from city Starbucks coffee shops.

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In Portsmouth District Court yesterday, Erik Westhovens, 40 and Mike Jansen, 40 with no known address, say they have brilliant technology and are from NeverNeverland. They pleaded guilty to a count of importing and explaining ground breaking technology and were sentenced to serve 17 days in the county jail. The balance of a 90-day jail sentence was suspended, pending their good behavior for one year.

“Do you understand what good behavior means?” the Judge asked Westhovens.

“Sell more SWV?” he responded.

After that, Erik asked the judge if he knew the difference between "for free and for nothing". Westhovens then told the...

riva11 | 02 May 2009 | 4 comments

A new important feature in Windows 7 is the Windows XP Mode.  This function allows to run Windows XP based application without any hardware and software compatibility issues.

You can find more details on the article Secret No More: Revealing Windows XP Mode for Windows 7  ( WithinWindows.com )

XP Mode consists of the Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). It will be made available, for free, to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site.

Also watch the video test on Youtube at the following link : Windows 7 RC - Testing Virtual Windows XP (XP Mode)

erikw | 01 May 2009 | 6 comments

As already had expected, the Windows 7 Release Candidate build (build 7100) has been leaked ahead of an official release by Microsoft.

I received confirmation early on Wednesday that build 7100 had been finalized and noticed early this morning that both the 32-bit and 64-bit flavors had been leaked to various P2P networks. Fake downloads had appeared yesterday but these were quickly removed. The latest downloads appear to be genuine
Read more on: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10226823-56.html...
or http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4218

The Release to manufacturing Windows 7 can be found on various...

erikw | 01 May 2009 | 3 comments

Finally Microsoft is changing one big disadvantage in Windows by default. Autorun will be disabled. No longer anoying screens that only can be disabled by clicking do this always.
Autorun on USB sticks will be disabled.

As some of our readers are well aware, Conficker and other malware is taking advantage of the AutoRun functionality as a spreading mechanism. Furthermore, over the last couple of months, there has been a significant increase of this threat, as more malware is abusing this functionality. Further information about this specific threat has been highlighted in the recent Security Intelligence Report (look for Win32/AutoRun) and the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) blog.

Read the whole story on http://blogs.technet.com/srd/archive/2009/04/28/au...

erikw | 01 May 2009 | 3 comments

The release date of Windows 7 will be 23 of October 2009. This was told by the official spokesmen of Acer.

Acer has confirmed that Windows 7 will be available pre-loaded on their new all-in-one Z5600 PC from the 23 October 2009, not by the end of January 2010 as Microsoft has been previously suggesting.

Although some rumours have put the OS' release closer to the end of 2009, Microsoft has yet to officially confirm that the software will be launched sooner than the 3-years-after-Vista timescale.

Read the whole article on:

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/news.phtml/23846/acer-confirms-windows-7-23-october.phtml

erikw | 20 Apr 2009 | 1 comment

Sun is now officially Oracle.
After paying 7.6Billion dollars.
Read the news

http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/oracle/index.jsp

erikw | 17 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

SYS-CON has formally announced the winners of their Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Awards Winners and Symantec’s Altiris Software Virtualization Solution won as the best application virtualization solution! Several other Symantec solutions won first place or finalist!

The announcement can be read here:
http://virtualization.sys-con.com/node/921426

yep, I already telling this for three years now.

Brad | 06 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Greetings All -

Sunday marked the opening day of HIMSS 2009 in Chicago. This show included a special milestone for the Endpoint Virtualization team, having the opportunity to demo from the Dell booth as part of Dell's new Mobile Clinical Computing solution, which was announced in a press release earlier this morning.

Brian Lynah wowed the audience showing the use case of clinical staff roaming across multiple Dell device types in mid-keystroke, instantly switching from station to station using an identity card. The demo showed SSO, application auto launch, and mid-keystroke roaming maintaining state across several thin clients, laptops and a PC. The back-end desktop can be any infrastructure model, from a virtual hosted desktop to terminal services based desktops...

Brad | 01 Apr 2009 | 2 comments

Here is a great new free white paper from Andi Mann at Enterprise Management Associates

Click this link to get the white paper: Endpoint Virtualization Explained: Methods, Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations for Desktop Virtualization and Application Virtualization

Date: 03/31/2009

Abstract:

ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) research shows that virtualization is growing at over 20% annually. Over 70% of enterprises with virtualization deployments report achieving real, measurable cost savings from hardware and software consolidation, resource efficiency, improved availability, higher productivity, reduced administration, improved security, risk reduction, and improved agility.

riva11 | 18 Feb 2009 | 4 comments

My goal is to create a USB memory key to use in case of emergency. Recovery computer from virus, hard disk crash, Bsod, or other issue, where the only solution is a manual operation. Many times I had to find the right software utility to complete my USB Swiss Army Knife.

Prerequisite to create a complete software collection to use on USB memory key is the portability and possible the freeware license.

Somewhere on the internet, I found several utilities, for example I have described some of these in my previous posts on Juice.

See these posts: