virtualisation

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Adds App-V Enhancements

Microsoft has updated its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) software. The 2014 R2 release adds improved support for App-V desktop app virtualisation, including simpler settings for deploying Office.


How To Boot From A USB Drive In VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a lifesaver for anyone who wants to tinker and experiment with different operating systems. Using a CD or disc image is easy in VirtualBox, but it’s handy to know how to boot from USB in VirtualBox on Windows as well.


VMware vCloud Air In Australia: Everything You Need To Know

Joining an increasingly crowded local cloud marketplace, VMware has announced plans to offer its VCloud Air public cloud platform through an Australian data centre in Melbourne in 2015. Here’s what you need to know.


VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely In Windows 7 Or 8

Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can’t be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Windows 7 or 8.


Windows 10 Testers Aren't Opting For Virtual Machines

One of the more popular ways to test beta operating systems is to run them as a virtual machine, meaning that you’re not putting your main system at risk. With the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it seems not too many people are doing that.


Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Can Now Convert Physical Machines To Hyper-V

Have an existing physical Windows server that you’d like to convert to a Hyper-V image? Version 3.,0 of the free Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter adds that ability.


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.