Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sun xVM VirtualBox

The Sun xVM VirtualBox Open Source Software works as advertised. Below are screen-scrapes of

  1. Windows PC running Ubuntu in a VirtualBox
  2. Ubuntu laptop running XP in a VirtualBox
  3. Ubuntu AMD 64 PC running OpenSolaris in a VirtualBox
  4. Ubuntu AMD 64 PC running Windows XP in a VirtualBox

VirtualBox is the only free personal/SMB virtualization product that runs on all the major computing platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac, and Solaris.

 


Ubuntu VirtualBox on XP

 


XP VirtualBox on Ubuntu

 




 


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hello Says Goodbye

Although I didn't use it much, I'm sorry to see Hello go. It was a quick and easy method for sending full resolution photos to friends and family. I wonder why Google is pulling the plug?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sun Ray 2 Wireless

I have configured a Sun Ray 2 in my bedroom without running any CAT5 Ethernet cable in my walls.

I used a Linksys model WAP54G wireless access point configured in AP Client mode. It talks wirelessly to my Linksys WRT54GS router which is connected to my AT&T DSL Internet connection. I am using the Sun Ray's built-in VPN client to talk to the corporate firewall at work.

Samsung LCD TV with a HDMI/DVI cable to Sun Ray 2
Sun Ray 2 with built-in VPN
Linksys WAP54G wireless access point
Linksys WRT54GS wireless router
AT&T Netopia DSL Modem
Cisco PIX Firewall

Of course the Sun Ray 2 is silent so it makes a good sleeping partner. :)