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Usenet is a great resource for lots of different things, and we’ve talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware.
Microsoft’s aim with the Xbox One was to use as much Windows technology as possible, and when Windows Threshold appears, it should be theoretically possible to run a single piece of code on both platforms. Yet despite that Windows dependency and the need to run multiple apps in parallel, the Xbox One doesn’t actually use Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualisation technology. This is why.
We’ve discussed some of the best blogging platforms and web hosts, but if you prefer to really control your data, there’s no reason you can’t do it all at home. All you need is Virtualbox, a virtual machine (VM) as your web server, and a shared folder for your posts and blog content. Maymay shows us how it’s done.
Diversity brings complexity. If you want to maximise the benefits of any IT platform or service and reduce the costs, it helps to standardise on a single choice. But when it comes to virtualisation, the odds are growing that you’ll end up with more than one hypervisor to manage — and that might work out cheaper.
Chromebooks are cheap, flexible and effective — but they can’t run Windows apps. Now Google says it is working with VMware to introduce a Chrome Web Store app that will allow Windows apps to run on Chromebooks within a virtualised environment.
Compatibility testing for older versions of Internet Explorer can be a nuisance, and doubly so if you’re on a non-Windows platform. Handily, Microsoft provides free virtual machine (VM) images of Windows running specific IE versions that you can use in your hypervisor of choice, and the recent addition of IE 11 to the set seems a good reason to revisit that option.
Windows Server 2012 R2 offers new ways to approach data centre deployment and management. Learn how the platform makes it possible to manage your datacentre more effectively, and master the options available for live migration with our handy infographic poster.