A free Ferrari from Microsoft

Laughing Squid received a Ferrari 1000 from Microsoft for testing and blogging.Hope the laptop works. I was able to source (with excellent support from AMD) 3 of these beauties to show off at our Virtualization Summits early next year. Unfortunately all 3 did not work with Vista. I had constant system hangs and never got…


Google Desktop for Mac OS

GogDeskYeah Still not officially of course. But it is a snap with a little help from the latest Parallels Desktop for Mac and its coherence feature. If you have a spare Windows (XP) license or run Windows on your Mac anyways.


Windows and Mac OS in the Parallels Universe

Parallels certainly adds a coolness factor to Virtualization. The latest beta build of Parallels Desktop for Mac allows launching of Windows apps from the OS X dock. Like Christian asks in a private email informing me about this new beta: “Do these guys ever stop?” I hope they don’t stop and continue to innovate!


Jeremy Allison heading leaving Novell to join Google

Jeremy is one of the Samba (Windows file sharing for Linux) founding fathers. He’s leaving after Novell and Microsoft signed their patent agreement. c|net quotes from Jeremy’s resignation letter published on Groklaw: “Until the patent provision is revoked, we are pariahs …”  


Exchange Server 2007 RTM

Now it is official. The Microsoft flagship email server has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Yeah, great job! Check out the team blog and others have the news. In Terry’s words on the team blog: “We’ve bet the company on this product. Here at Microsoft, we have over 120,000 mailboxes running in production on Exchange…