CoD4 Custom Classes: User Submitted

Here are three custom classes our users have submitted. I have personally tried them all out, and they are pretty fun! Feel free to post your own in the comments, and we’ll highlight the ones that do you good. From Timmaigh: HOST: Primary: AK-74u (Silenced) Secondary: M1911 .45 (Silenced) Perk 1: Bandolier (or Flash x3) […]

Parallels Server Beta 2 Download

You can now register to download Parallels Server Beta 2! From the announcement: Key Features (Parallels Server Beta 2) Hardware-optimized hypervisor-based virtualization solution. Installable on host servers running Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, including the Windows Server 2008. Bare metal version for non-OS server installation. x64 (64-bit) and x86 (32-bit) host and guest OS […]

VMware Announces VMSafe Hypervisor Security Platform

As described in the VMware announcement: [A] new security technology called VMware VMsafe™ that protects applications running in virtual machines in ways previously not possible in physical environments. The VMsafe APIs allow vendors to develop advanced security products that combat the latest generation of malware. VMsafe technology integrates into the VMware hypervisor and provides the […]

Download Thinstall from VMware – Project North Star

VMware has recently updated the VMware Thinstall page and is now offering a download of what they call “Project North Star” – a Thinstall product. Also not that there is a thinstalled version of Firefox available for download from the same page. Through Dianne Green didn’t speak a whole lot about Thinstall at VMworld today, […]

Riverbed Releases RiOS 5.0!

From the official Riverbed RiOS 5.0 announcement: “[]announced the launch of version 5.0 of the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS(TM)), which powers the award-winning Riverbed(R) Steelhead(R) product line. RiOS 5.0 extends the Riverbed lead in delivering to its customers the best speed for the broad range of applications important to businesses of every size and across […]

Novell to Acquire Platespin for 205M

More purchases and conglomeration on the way this year. The buzz at VMworld Europe, before it has even started, is that Novell is to purchase Canadian data center management software company Platespin. Novell has now posted the news on their site, and many are scrambling to figure out where this will lead them as the […]

Critical VMware Security Alert for Windows-Hosted VMware

Oops! Luckily I had a feeling that host shared folders was a bad idea… From VMware: “On Windows hosts, if you have configured a VMware host-to-guest shared folder, it is possible for a program running in the guest to gain access to the host’s complete file system and create or modify executable files in sensitive […]

EMC Buys Into Cloud Computing with Pi Acquisition

From TechTarget: EMC Corp. has acquired a startup still in stealth called Pi Corp. in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount. Pi Corp. founder and CEO Paul Maritz will join EMC as president and general manager of EMC’s newly created best cloud storage infrastructure and Services Division, reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci. […]

The 10 Best VMware Virtual Appliances

As suggested in the comments, I’ve updated this post here: http://blandname.com/2012/04/09/top-10-virtual-appliances-revisited/ Daniel and Bitnami have quite a few of these already published, which is pretty cool!  This list is subjective, and you’ve been warned! All of these virtual appliances have been tested with ESX server, and may have issues elsewhere. For appliances that needed it, I […]