virtualisation

VMware Has An Easter Egg In Its Easter Egg

Who says virtualisation can’t be fun? VMware has a neat Easter egg which allows you to play Pong — and even the Pong game has its own Easter egg.


Parallels 10 Includes Yosemite Support, One-Click Windows Trial

Parallels, already well-regarded as a solution for running Windows on Mac hardware, has updated to version 10. New features in this release include support for the forthcoming Yosemite Mac OS X update release and a number of enterprise enhancements.


How To Virtualise Android On Your PC So You Can Try Before You Buy

You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it’s a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here’s how to set it up.


Could Game Of Thrones On The Oculus Rift Spark An Arcade Resurgence?

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition kicked off at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney today, prompting hundreds of GoT fans to flock to Circular Quay for a secondhand tour of Westeros. Among the TV props, costumes and weapons on display was a mysterious booth containing a strange new sorcery. This is the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset — and we think it has the power to resurrect the arcade palours of old.


Is SDN Ready For The Enterprise?

Software defined networking (SDN) has been floating around for the last few years but it has mainly been in the eye-line of carriers looking to rapidly provision networks. With everything else in the enterprise becoming virtualised, it seems that the network is going to follow.


My Top 5 Remote Working Lessons For The IT Survivor Challenge

So last week I took a quick trip to Magnetic Island off Townsville for a test drive of the IT Survivor challenge we’re running with VMware, where one reader will get to spend 6 nights staying on the tropical island while testing out the capabilities of Horizon 6. This is what I learned from the experience — lessons you can use even if you’re not lounging around enjoying an ocean view.


IT Survivor: Grand Mercure Apartments Hotel Vlog [Video]

Alright you’ve already seen the bath at the Grand Mercure Apartments on Magnetic Island where I stayed for my preview of the IT Survivor challenge. Now it’s time to check out the overall accommodation.


IT Survivor: Using A Virtual Desktop In The Bath [Video]

It’s the end of the week and it’s time to relax. In the IT Survivor context, that can only mean one thing: using my virtual desktop in the bath.


IT Survivor: On The Walking Trail To Arcadia [Video]

Sure, I’m on Magnetic Island to demonstrate how to work remotely using VMware Horizon 6, but it would be foolish not to take advantage of the location as well. And what better way to do that than with a brisk 5km walk?


IT Survivor: Chrome Presentation Mode Is My Friend

Thanks to reader Daniel for pointing out a really obvious way to enhance my experience of running Windows 7 on a Chromebook via VMware Horizon View: using Chrome’s full-screen presentation view to get rid of the ChromeOS toolbar.