81 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 18:42 GMT
You need to define what you want to achieve
Do you want to play with virtualisation in order to learn about the guest OS's (the ones you will run inside the Hypervisor), or to learn about how to run virtual loads (i.e. how to use the Hypervisor) - if the former then you can pick any Hypervisor - either a built in to an OS one such as Hyper-V on Windows or KVM on Linux, or even VMWare Player etc. and just build a machine with decent resources - any 64 bit processor with the relevant virtualisation extensions will do. You can play in as littles as 4GB if you only need one VM at a time (or several tiny ones), but 8 or 16GB is more realistic.
If you want to learn about Hypervisors, then the choice depends on what you want to learn - for the corporate markets then it's probably Hyper-V or ESXi (which has a free version), possibly XenServer (also has a free version). The free versions are generally missing some of the high-end tools, but enough to get started. If you want to learn from a hosting/ISP point of view, then look at offerings such as CloudStack, OpenStack etc - there are development environments that will run on a single machine for test purposes, but these are generally aimed at a multi-machine setup (storage servers, compute nodes, cloud controllers etc.).
Or, if you have the time, and far better if you do, try all of them. Get to grips, work out which interests you the most and does what you're looking for.
Have fun. Here's a beer to drink whilst waiting for installs to complete!
How is your comment any different - or do you think jumping in to defend a phone brand is somehow not a pathetic life?
Me, I have a phone, it's an HTC. Other members of my family have iPhones. It's called personal preference and choice, but then as a veteran/survivor of the home computer wars, maybe I'm just jaded.
Re: Broadband is too cheap!
@Chris_J - there is a bigger problem - those few, usually smaller, ISPs that provide a better product at a reasonable price tend to be successful for a while, and then are bought up by one of the big ISPs to grow the user base (usually because the small one has a technical user base who understand they get what they pay for and therefore it has lower churn than the industry standard). The result is one less option for those of us who are happy to pay a bit more for a better service.
Re: Here we go again...
@Ketlan - that's about the same as any similar specced phone if you buy it off-contract, so unless you consider all smart phones to be only for "RICH grown-ups" then your outburst is odd.
Re: Sample size of one
@jubtastic1 - full agreement - the best way to speed up a Windows laptop seems to be to turn off all of Microsofts performance and productivity "enhancements".
Re: Am I the only one
Re: Has to be a color (colour) coding problem.
That's classified information, citizen.
Re: "it made an entire generation of youngsters want to play Jet Set Willy"
If Tony Smith really had a ZX81 then he would know that once you had exhausted the joys of the included "1K Games Tape 1", there was little else to do but start reading the BASIC manual and learning how to program the thing.
Re: Are we sure he's really dead?
Steve Jobs found on Moon!
Not just you, I've been saying it for years.
Re: In addition to Steam it's also Linux
Depends on your definition of device I guess. If you mean peripheral, it's debatable (although Linux generally, in my experience, supports more hardware "out of the box" than Windows does - I have to dig around for device disks much more often with Windows, sometimes just to get the disk controller recognised). If you are talking about devices you can install the OS on, then, hell yes, Linux wipes the floor with Windows.
> You've saved me at least 2 minutes.
Is that a 100x or 1000x speed up?
Re: @ jai - contradicting opening paragraph
"Funny you say that, but the iPhone generates more web traffic than Android."
Only in the US. Globally Android produces about 40% more traffic than the iPhone.
+1 to the Volvo 480 (preferably GT)
Hi Trevor, I feel your pain regarding the config files - although you should slap your developers for using short tags. The most important rule is *always* back up /etc - even if you don't want to use it directly, then you can restore it (/root/oldetc perhaps) and manually check/compare things at the very least... been there, done that.
Re: I'm Alright Jack
Or take your console away with you to a holiday home that has no landline, no tv signal, no phone signal, but you might like to watch some dvds or play a few games some evenings.
Or maybe your console isn't connected and on all the time, and you just want to play a few games, but the broadband is out and you haven't turned the console on all week.
Re: The Law is an Ass
No, naming someone as the so-far unnamed person accused of a serious crime, when that person is not the so-far unnamed person accused of a serious crime is libellous. That would appear to be a correct usage of the law.
I have had both an original Desire and now a One X - both decent phones, but HTC has a few problems. The most important ones from my perspective are:
Too many models, with too confusing a line up.
A habit of dumping the current latest and greatest phone (and its updates) for a new one too quickly - well within a phones contract lifetime.
HTC Sense - dump it, give us plain Android.
Carriers delaying (the already delayed because of Sense) updates, or simply not providing them at all.
Give me regular updates and a bog-standard Android and I'd be happy. Yes, I know about Cyanogen etc. but this is about what HTC get wrong, not someone else gets right...
Re: I wonder......
No Sky here, but a self-installed Freesat box. Would rather miss 1/2 the F1 then give money to Murdoch.
Re: So 0% are staying?
Might be unlikely, but it's possible. Bear in mind people actively chose Be rather than one of the bigger, cheaper providers because of what made them different, so it's not unexpected that those same people will look for an alternative.
Waiting, but will be off
The only reason I haven't moved yet is I don't want to get locked into a 12 month contract until I find out what's going on with FTTC around here (or not, as it seems BT have no interest in our cabinet even though the exchange is < 1.5km and cabled up nicely).
No, but my Windows laptop sometimes likes to refuse to shutdown until it's installed what it thinks is necessary - not great if you are trying to get out of the office in a hurry.
Re: What about the testing ?
Having dealt with a few penetration testing companies on behalf of some of our customers, they seem to largely rely on using the same OS tools that anyone else would use and provide a report that is simply the unfiltered output, including such gems as proposing an ssh server is insecure because it reports its version (hint: this is required for interoperation between servers and clients).
Re: " because it may easily be used to lute users into visiting malware-tainted websites."
I want to know who is orchestrating it all
The solution is simple
BT just need to dig a really big hole (or maybe lots of medium sized ones) and bury the residents.
Re: in short..
... or will attract politicians...
Re: Im not an investor but....
Tom7, your mistake there is in assuming capitalism isn't working. For those at the top of the pile it clearly is. The rest of us are simply resources.
Re: what i'd like to know is
At a quick glance, that directive seems to be more in the other direction, i.e. the UK won't stop others broadcasting into it's territory if they want to.
Re: Feed the children Microsoft crack whilst young....
The problem is, by the time you've gone through GCSE's, A levels and university, the latest version of Office that is going to be used in the real world is likely to be as different to the one you learnt as OpenOffice or anything else is. Add to this the "parrot-style" tuition that often passes for computer literacy these days, and very few kids have the skills to use a word processor or a spreadsheet - instead they have a qualification for Word 20xx and Excel 20yy.
The clue is in the first line "Congress shamm malke no law..."
It does not say that anyone else cannot stop you, just that the government (the rulers) shall not be allowed to.
"Those decisions are for the democratically elected government and the judicial system."
As I understand the US legal system, it is the exact opposite. The right to free speech is the right to NOT have the government make that decision.
Their right to free speech does not mean they can demand or expect that having pissed others off, those others are not allowed to drown out their speech.
Re: Make your bloody mind up!
Maybe "ramping production" is a downwards ramp, not an upwards one...
Re: @ AC [Microsoft Salesman?] = The joys of open software
Windows 8 System Requirments:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
So no 386's then.
PAE: Pentium Pro or newer
NX: Pentium 4/AMD64 or better
SSE2: P4/AMD64 or better
So, Windows 8 doesn't support 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium 2 or Pentium 3 architectures it seems, or any of the AMD equivalents.
Re: anyone else?
"keeping Samsung around wouldn't have helped."
If the process had been licensed to them, I think it might well have helped, given their manufacturing prowess.
If you have had to sign the Official Secrets Act, then you will know that everyone is already bound by it, whether they have read a copy of it or not. The bit you sign is just a reminder of your existing obligations.
Happy Freesat user here
Put up a dish and installed a Humax Foxsat box specifically for all the Olympics channels earlier this year. Bonus of being able to record the F1 in HD when not around to watch it (if I can avoid hearing the results!). Refuse to give money to Murdoch and Sky, even if it means missing live coverage of some races. As a bonus I have a horror channel to record plenty of crap movies!
Re: Why ...
DNS is supposed to be a hierarchy. The existing JANet name system was reversed (quite literally in this case) into DNS. Technically we should have a .gb name space, but .uk was preferred against the relevant standard. Nominet did the right thing and used the hierarchy to set up a sensible name space, and manage it in a way that is genuinely better than any other country registry that I am aware of. Now they seem to want to throw that all away.
Re: "this does not appear to fall under those strict parameters"
The problem is, the police request was:
"@twitter - rly imprnt - can haz dox for terrist pls?"
Re: Doesn't it work both ways?
You seem to be misunderstanding modern trading. The point is to pay yourself huge amounts of money for a high-pressure, high-risk job, and then ensure that you stack the system so that someone else (preferably a tax payer) takes that risk. Trebles and Bollinger all round!
Re: Nick Leeson Software inc.
At the very least you'd think they would set a maximum loss setting for the test. I would assume the point of the algorithm/system is to make money, so sensibly that should be 0 - trading goes negative, stop and report it.
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