pics of my new shiny Mac Pro! Decided it was time for an upgrade as running 3-4 VMs at once was getting to be a little … slow at times. And having VMs eating processor and RAM while playing World of Warcraft? Â For shame! Â Work and play at the same time causes sumthin’ sumthin’… New system has 12GB RAM and […]
Oh my, no contest. Fusion installed approximately 50% faster than Parallels. In fact, I think Win2K8 installs faster virtually (ESX, ESXi, Fusion, and Parallels) faster than on native hardware via standard DVDROM. Not much more to say, was just an unexpected outcome/observation.
First, I had a problem with Parallels during an upgrade on my laptop – I was forced to reactivate Windows after the virtual conversion was completed. Â This is quite frustrating as one of the great points of virtualization of a system is that the underlying hardware isn’t changing. Â I will try to not let this hamper my comments. Virtual hardware […]
Today I finished an article on my experience with Parallels (4.0) vs VMware Fusion (2.0.1) using my day to day applications + Outlook 2007. You can find this article on my Geek and I blog.
With things changing all over the marketplace, virtualization has, again, come to the forefront as the savior of the data center. And wouldn’t you know, I’d like to save my data center, at least some power and cooling needs. I have started to review how we use our servers and where we could do combining to save power, cooling, and […]