Sunday, December 24, 2006

VMware Workstation 6.0 BETA...

The VMware Workstation 6.0 beta has finally gone public, and looks to have some great new features. I'll be running it up in my Vista x64 build to shake out the bugs... looks like there are some great new features, although disappointly the VIX API isn't compatible with the VI3 SDK... it would've been great if the VIX API at least supported C# but from what I can see it's a C only affair, or scriptable (via what I don't know... I guess Perl and COM).

WSS 3, and Merry Xmas!

Funnily enough WSS 3 was already out when I last posted (gee, has it been that long!)... you can download it here. XNA Game Studio Express also went GA, which is pretty cool... I hope to find some time to mess with that.

In other news I've installed Vista (x64) courtesy of a new MSDN subscription, however after the initial build I must admit I still haven't used it much... there's just something I don't like about it, that I can't put my finger on. Maybe is was the wierdness around configuring networks, or just the general unfamiliarity with a lot of the new services... I dunno, they just seem superfluous. If it wasn't for C# and Half Life 2, I don't think I'd use Windows at all really... wonder how much Microsoft is paying Valve to stop them from releasing a Linux client / Linux version of Source ;-)

Anyways, have a merry xmas!