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Today's discovery... [Jun. 27th, 2009|11:11 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Great heavens. VMware 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty works loads better than VMware 1.0.9 on Ubuntu 8.04LTS Hardy. Who knew.

[User Picture]From: emmajking
2009-06-27 11:51 pm (UTC)
I find this heartening.

Having got a bit fed up of my limping-along beta version of Windows 7 (which will, apparently, start rebotting itself every 2 hours as of Wednesday), feeling somewhat depressed at the idea of the constant mucking about to upgrade at least twice before I get to the real Windows 7 (what can I say, I'm lazy....), and being thoroughly aghast at the idea of installing Windows Vista (which was what prompted the experiment with Windows 7 in the first place), I'm psyching myself up to Ubuntu my shiny new laptop tomorrow. I wouldn't be so concerned, except that I know a lot of IT-types on this island, and have therefore got used to computer support on tap, but they're all Windowsphiles, and won't touch Linux with a barge pole, so I shall be entirely alone. I'm fairly confident I'll be fine, but I will miss the safety net!

And it looks, from my brief interweb research, like I shall need VMware to get iTunes and Dreamweaver working nicely.....
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-06-28 12:05 pm (UTC)
The boys and girls at Ubuntu have done lots of work on the laptop side of things in preparation for 9.04 -- have a look at cobrabay's comment below. It's good.

Also, USB support in VMware 2 is lots better than it was in VMware 1 -- which will make a big difference to an iPod/iPhone connecting to iTunes. If your new laptop has more than one USB socket, you might want to reserve one for the Windows VM exclusively, and keep the other for Linux.
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[User Picture]From: cobrabay
2009-06-28 11:05 am (UTC)
I put Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on my netbook yesterday, it took about 10 minutes. Everything worked. A half hours more work to configure the apps and I was done. Colour me gobsmacked.
VMware 2 is so much less buggier that VMware 1, annoyingly we've been told at work we have to use VMware 1 for a new project because the customer insisted on it.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-06-28 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'm running Jaunty server rather than Jaunty netbook, and with VMware 2 the only extra things I have to install over-and-above the basic server install are xinetd, build-essentials and linux-headers-2.6.28-13-server. With VMware 1 I had to add xorg as well -- which is potentially huge and brings its own issues.

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[User Picture]From: julia_winolj
2009-06-28 01:03 pm (UTC)
How jaunty is it? Does it have a feather in it's hat which it wears at a rakish angle?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-06-28 02:39 pm (UTC)
Jaunty isn't quite as jaunty as Hardy was hardy. But Hoary is now extremely hoary, and even Dapper is looking a little frayed.

There's a list of all the releases here.
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