Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 2.0 Download

VMware VDI 2 can now be downloaded from the main VMware site, as of today!

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure allows you to provision desktops as if they were terminal server sessions, but gives users access to their very own desktop.

From VMware’s page on VDM / VDI:

“VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an end-to-end solution for virtual desktop management that gives you the ability to deliver desktops from the data center for greater control and flexibility. With VMware VDI, you get:

  • VMware Infrastructure 3, the proven virtual infrastructure software suite, including VMware VirtualCenter for management
  • VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2, the enterprise-class connection broker that connects remote users to centralized desktops and manages VDI environments”

VMware Fusion 1.1.1 Maps Command Keys to Windows Control Keys

From the official announcement:

The VMware Fusion Team is happy to announce that VMware Fusion 1.1.1 is now available, addressing 15 issues reported by our customers.

VMware Fusion 1.1.1, a free update for current VMware Fusion customers and available in all the languages Fusion currently ships in, also adds a nifty new feature to transparently remap keyboard shortcuts when going back and forth between applications in the virtual machine and the Mac, regardless of what view the virtual machine is in.

For example, VMware Fusion now remaps Command –X from the keyboard to Ctrl-X in the virtual machine whether in Full Screen, Single Window or Unity. The same remapping happens for Command-Z/-C/-V/-P/-A/-F. Previously, VMware Fusion only did this remapping in Unity mode.

What this means to users, is that when copying something from the Mac side to paste into the virtual machine, and vice versa, you no longer have to remember β€œIs it Ctrl-V, or Command-V to paste here? Which machine am I interacting with?”

The effect is a more integrated blending of the two operating systems, so your Mac and Windows work together seamlessly, where the user only has to remember one set of keyboard shortcuts!

Keyboard remapping can be turned on and off in the VMware Fusion > Preferences dialog.

CoD4 Walkthrough Part 5: Charlie Don’t Surf

Enjoy the ride into town aboard a Blackhawk helicopter. Rappel down and follow your squad down the alley to the left. Breach the door and head right, down the stairs. Kill the soldiers and clear the room to the left to pick up a laptop with enemy intelligence (5/30). Next, clear the rooms along the right, using flashbang grenades to disorient the enemy. Follow the objective marker back out of the building, and follow the squad through the gap in the low wall. Kill the soldiers hiding out behind the tan car in front of you and head in their direction. Turn left down the alleyway and turn right at the sheets of metal. Kill the two soldiers who drop down from the rooftop, and any opposition as you head for the TV station. Watch out for snipers on the second floors. Turn right and go through an open doorway and up some stairs to get a piece of enemy intel (6/30). Go back down and turn east towards your objective. You’ll see a pile of burnt cars and just past it a rooftop with several RPG troops and infantry. Throw a grenade up top to clear it and then climb the stairs on the second building to the south to find another piece of intel (7/30). The TV station with the satellite dish mounted on top is your objective. Get to the door indicated on your compass. Breach, and follow Vasquez and Hatch into the electronics room. You’ll enter the office area just ahead. Instead of going through the cubicles, I find its easier to go straight across into the offices since you’re less exposed to enemy fire from that path. When you’ve made enough progress, you’ll be able to get to the area left of the giant map of the world. Vasquez will open the door and you’ll enter the lobby area of the the TV station. Follow Vasquez up the stairs and through the doors up to the roof. Go through a few more doors until you reach the objective marker. Hold position outside the room and help clear the room.

MacBook Air Specs

Backlit 13.3″ widescreen display

Instant-on

1.8″ hard drive – 80GB

Option for 64GB solid state drive

Full size keyboard – backlit

Weight – 3.0lbs

Thickness – 0.16″

1.8Ghz Core 2 Duo

Optional 99$ optical drive

2GB RAM

802.11n Wifi

5 hour battery life

VMware Importer Now Supports VirtualPC 2007!

The VMware Fusion team recently announced that the new beta version of VMware Converter (beta 2) will allow importing of Virtual PC 2007 based virtual machines, as well as Parallels Desktop 2.5 and Parallels 3.0 based virtual machines.

This means that you can now easily convert old virtual machines that you might have running on G3/G4/G5 PowerPC Macs, as well as convert newer virtual machines on Intel Macs running Parallels to VMware Fusion – the better product in my honest opinion.

The operating systems supported are Windows XP Home and Pro, Windows Sever 2003, Windows 2000 and you also get the added bonus of being able to import Microsoft Windows Vista virtual machines from Parallels.

Take that with a grain of salt though… I do currently work for a VMware partner πŸ™‚ On the other hand, VMware Fusion did just receive the annual MacWorld Editors’ Choice Award – you be the judge.
Here are the release notes from the VMware blog:

“The VMware Fusion team is proud to announce the release of VMware Importer Beta 2, for the importation of third-party Mac-based virtual machines to run using VMware Fusion.We’re especially excited about this release, as users can now import virtual machines created with Virtual PC 7.0 for Mac! Even though we live and breath Intel-based Macs here on Team Fusion, it’s important to remember that Intel-Macs have only been around for a little under two years now.That means there’s a lot of Mac users out there using Virtual PC 7.0 on their trusty PowerBook, iBooks, G4 and G5 Towers, and more. When it comes time to upgrade to a shiny new Intel-Mac, well, we on Team Fusion want those users to have a smooth upgrade process to the most seamless way to run Windows on a Mac.

VMware Importer Beta 2 allows for the importation of Virtual PC 7.0-based virtual machines with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003

VMware Importer Beta 2 also lets users import virtual machines created using Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 and 3.0, including:

  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista

Check out the VMware Importer Beta 2 landing page here, and give it a whirl!

And, as always, users looking to convert a physical PC to run as a virtual machine under VMware Fusion can use VMware Converter Starter Edition to do just that in a snap.

Questions and comments are always welcome at the VMware Fusion community forums, where Fusion users come to talk Mac virtualization.”

Call of Duty 4 Stats Editor Download

OK guys – I know I got a lot of contacts, emails, and a few comments that got stuck in the spam filter regarding the location of the CoD4statseditor14.rar file I had mentioned earlier – it looks like the site serving the stats editor it got itself delisted from Google – my guess is for being overly spammy and having pop-unders…

At any rate, you can now download the Call of Duty 4 Stats Editor v1.4 from GameCopyWorld – still somewhat spammy, but definitely working.

Good luck guys! Hope none of your lost your CoD stats over the holidays.