The new VMware View client will support Kindle Fire, Mac and Linux. It is optimized for Mac OX X Lion, and will use Lion’s full screen mode as well!
The client will also be easily available through the Ubuntu Software Center for easy installation for Linux users. Also the Amazon Appstore will be carrying the client for download as well!
This will definitely expand the reach of the VMware View market and is great news for the virtual world!
Some people are content to use a myriad of tools under multiple panes of glass, but If or one prefer the single pane of glass for my monitoring. Well the good folks at Veeam have developed a management pack that plugs right into SCOM and provides VMware monitoring right back into that single pane of glass.
The product is called Veeam nWorks and it is the cat’s meow. There are other solutions that can achieve similar goals, but in my opinion none go as deep as Veeam. Veeam also has their own custom metrics that they can alert on that make it an even more attractive solution.
Check it out and give it a try!
The Stop Online Piracy Act really was only going to hurt the people it shouldn’t have hurt, and not really affect the pirates anyways. I’m glad the people of the world banded together and staged website blackouts in demonstration. Unfortunately not enough people did it, so even though we have temporary relief from the situation, it’s bound to rear it’s head in another ugly form.
Mark my words, nobody is going to support it in an election year. All the right words will be said leading up to the election. But after that, the hammer will come down and no doubt somebody will pass a SOPA type bill in another form.
We really need to do more if we want to keep the Internet the way it is. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis took a step back but still reside on the board. What does this mean for RIM? Apparently nothing if you listen to Thorsten Heins. He feels that there are no changes needed.
This obviously didn’t sit well with investors and the stock price for RIM is a definite indicator of that. Here’s hoping Thorsten changes his tune and starts making the drastic changes necessary to make RIM viable in the market again.
There is a keyboard coming out for the PlayBook! Tablets are great and everything with their touch screen keyboards, but sometimes you need to be able to type faster than a touch screen will allow.
Tablet external keyboards are great for these times when you need to blast out a quick document without the slow hindrance of a touch screen.
You can read more here.
This probably ain’t news to most of you, but the Government is beginning to use social networking as evidence in court. So basically anything you post, even if it’s in your “private” area of your social network web site can be summoned as evidence if the court deems it’s necessary.
This is just another step in the wrong direction for online freedoms. Expect this trend to continue, and remember to be careful what you post. One day it just might come back to haunt you!
I find that the app lacks a ton of features and is just too kludgy to use. I started speaking with different people using the same tablet as me and I found that a few people were using an app called TouchDown made by NitroDesk.
So I gave it a download from the Android Market (free trial) and I have been testing it out. Needless to say, I love it! It’s got everything I wanted in an email app and the user interface for it just feels more efficient than the default app that came with my Galaxy Tab.
If you’re having the same problems as me, I suggest you give it a try.
However once you go past a 13″ screen, I don’t know if you can really still call it an ultrabook. In my opinion they should keep that category at 13″ and smaller for the ultrabook segment.
Having said that, HP has released the 13″ Folio Ultrabook which is touting the longest battery life of any ultrabook on the market. That’s nothing to sneeze at. The battery life alone will help HP sell tons of these laptops. Good job HP!
You can read more here.
Of all the anouncements, I found the Acer Aspire S5 to be the most interesting. This ultrabook stands the best chance based on it’s hardware specs, to go head to head with the MacBook Air hardware. Notice I say hardware, not software.
This is because when it comes to operating systems, you’re always going to have one side loving Apple and the other side loving Windows. So if you’re a loyalist either way, the hardware might not make a difference to you. However if you are willing to use either Mac OS X or Windows 7, then I suggest waiting for the Acer Aspire S5 to hit stores and giving it a try.
You can check out more details here.
All I can say, is it’s about flipping time! RIM was on a roller coaster ride into oblivion this past year, and they needed a change and fast!
Now with this announcement, hopefully RIM can begin the healing process and concentrate on churning out good products instead!
You can read more here.