sdaly.be at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 10:53:37 EDT 2009
I was excited at the ease of installatin & configuration of VirtualBox
then SoaS-1 March 5th on an Intel Mac Mini this past weekend.
VirtualBox has a one-click installer and (having little hands-on
experience with VMs) I found it not at all hard to follow the
I was especially thrilled when I found the Neighborhood populated with
The VM parameter screen seems to imply access to a USB key can be specified.
I can't compare it to VMWare, but from a cost/usability point of view
I am favorable.
2009/3/24 Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>:
> Hi Wade!
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do pretty much all my Sugar development on VMs running under Windows
>> XP. I primarily use VMware but have used QEMU a bit too.
> Will VMWare do what we need for free? Are you voting for VMWare over the
> other alternatives?
>> Sebastien has been producing Virtual Appliance images for the recent
>> releases which (mostly) work fine with VMware, VirtualBox, Parallels,
>> Note that the 15 March version is good (works fine) but the 21 March
>> version does not boot (should maybe be deleted?).
> Ok I'll try the March 15 version on my mac today. Hopefully that process
> will help me understand how to do it on Windows2000 also.
> These are standard SoaS. To make this work in a computer lab we need more of
> a boot-helper version that lets multiple kids use it with their files on a
>> 2009/3/24 Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>:
>> > Hi,
>> > VMWare recently made some stuff open source. Is anyone familiar with it?
>> > As I work in the schools it looks to me like a virtual machine will be a
>> > bigger part of the solution then I had originally thought.
>> > My vision is we have volunteers come in and install a VM on the
>> > schools
>> > computers so students and staff can access it without rebooting out of
>> > Windows or MacOX. We would need to create a VM that looked for user
>> > identity and data on a USB stick or some other external medium. So my
>> > first
>> > question how hard is this? It seems fairly similar to what I've been
>> > calling
>> > a "boot helper".
>> > The next question is should we be looking at Virtual Box or VMWare? We
>> > will
>> > need to support MacOS10 and Windows2000!!!. That is what is in the
>> > schools
>> > we are working with. (They have non-intel Macs also, but I'm guessing
>> > that
>> > is hopless)
>> > The final question is who can help? I don't think people with VM
>> > experience
>> > are necessarily thinking to themselves, "gee, what I know could help
>> > millions of kids". Does anyone know any experts or where we should go
>> > to
>> > look for them?
>> > Thanks!
>> > Caroline
>> > --
>> > Caroline Meeks
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