Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Taking the plunge...

I've lost count of how many time I've heard people say "I installed Vista, but I'm back to XP now". People who know enough to be comfortable with rebuilding their own systems of course, one wonders how many of the general population would do the same if they knew how.

I'm going one step further now... today I received a free VMware Workstation 6 key (being a VCP and all), and I redeemed it for the Linux version of Workstation. I'll keep a disk around with XP on it for when Team Fortress 2 comes out, but otherwise I'm sure any other app I'd care to use (that doesn't have a Linux equivalent) will run fine within a VM... Visual Studio 2005 is about the only one I can think of in that category to be honest!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

VMware Workstation 6.0 finally released....

Yes sir, the latest major revision of VMware Workstation has finally gone gold. The revision number is not far above the RC, so I'm guessing there haven't been many changes between the RC and the final product. I found the RC to be rock solid, and was running the various betas for quite some time (and submitted my share of bugs, which were fixed over the course of the beta). Go grab it now!