Friday, June 22, 2007

ITWorks Virtualization Seminar

2 days ago, I was speaking at a seminar concerning Virtualization ( Together with Wim van Balen, we gave an overview of different virtualization types (from hardware virtualization to application virtualization) and various examples of tools per type. This is a big scope, and perhaps too big for one afternoon.

One thing that I would have liked to do is putting VMware ESX next to Xen (and possibly Virtual Iron) and compare the products on different levels. This, however, is hard because unfortunately I only have theoretical knowledge about the latter two. Ideally, I would like to sit together with some people who know more about Xen and discuss strong and weak points of both. In the end, this is what and IT manager in the field is asking for... Any volunteers?

Friday, June 15, 2007

ScribeFire again

Did I mention I'm using ScribeFire to post these blog entries? The thing that drives me crazy is the following: (.  ). I'll have to spend some time finding out how to get rid of this.

To use the mouse or not?

Some time ago, I installed Enso ( and fell in love with the easy and fast way of working. Tools like this can really give your productivity a boost. There is one disadvantage for poor consultants like me: Enso is not free (little less than 20 dollars). Nevertheless, this company is one to keep an eye on (check their blog as well, when you're at it) as other great ideas are under way.

This morning, I noticed that a plugin for Launchy (open source) has been created that enables to you to open already open windows. Launchy is free and the plugin as well, so this means that there is a free alternative to Enso. Well, not completely but I'll leave it up to you to take a look at both products and find the differences.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Google and Virtualization

Check this post:

Not much can be found on the website, but from the description, the idea sounds familiar...

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