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Run any application in any os....

By Jaqui ·
I know, I'm not a big supporter of massive use of virtualisation, but I decided to take a look at the beta for VMware Workstation 6.5

new feature "Unity" mode.
mixes the guest os with the host os, so you can access the guest systems applications in your host os.
[ yup, you can run any supported os in the guest and use it's apps in th host os. Sorry Mac users, OSX support isn't in the workstation, their OSX app is separate. ]

Only issue with Unity is the lack of ability to resize the window to larger than the default 1/4 screen size.

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So get a bigger monitor :-)

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Run any application in an ...

Maybe that 'feature' will disappear when it comes out of beta...

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by Jaqui In reply to So get a bigger monitor : ...

it's still there, in rc1

It is a feature that will be heavily used by those who want linux, but require a specific windows app, as well as a very usefull feature for testing sofware with different os options.
[ want to see how that website looks in IE when you are on linux, use unity to run ie fom a windows vm., or what firefox does wih it on different os / distros* ]

yup, firefox glitched like heck on one website on Ubuntu, that firefox displays perfectly o winddows, osx, pclinuxos, mandriva, debian ...
so even different linux distros can change how the same browser functions with a website, throw in different browsers and it becomes really difficult to get a site to function right for everyone. Specially if it is a "rich media" site with clieentside scripting in it.

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That sounds pretty cool!

by w2ktechman In reply to Run any application in an ...

Thanks Jaqui!

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A remarkably good idea....

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Run any application in an ...

Thanks for that.
Keep us posted?

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Just saw your reply

by Jaqui In reply to A remarkably good idea... ...

when I was coming to add to what info I have posted

seems the no-resize issue I have with Unity is because of both the host and guest distros used. the window should resize.

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Thanks for adding info...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Just saw your reply

once I get a few other things ironed out, you've given me something new to fiddle with.

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