I’ve been using Parallels Desktop for Mac for nearly 2 months now as my day to day virtualization platform for SharePoint development, having shifted over to Parallels from VMWare Fusion 4, I have to say I’m very happy with the experience and the pro’s I outlined in a previous post have all continued to be … Continue reading Mac: Converting a VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine to Parallels Desktop
The news today that Steve Jobs had passed away, was sad enough and tributes to him are appearing thick and fast, including this poignant photo of him on twitter this morning. This post I guess is my own personal thanks to the man for making a jaded old programer excited about technology again. My own … Continue reading RIP and Thank You Steve Jobs
By default, for some strange unfathomable reason, when you install OS X Lion, the key repeat behaviour is not what we know and love. From observation and experience, some keys repeat while others don’t, suffice to say that letter keys and number keys don’t repeat. This is fixable though, and you can restore the usual … Continue reading Key Repeat Disabled in Mac OS X Lion
Recently upgraded my Macmini, Macbook White and Macbook Pro to OS X Lion and after fixing some installation issues caused by hard drive faults, the upgrade went without problems (ignoring the horrendous download experience). The Macmini worked perfectly, however the Macbook and Macbook Pro both had a strange fault, they would startup just fine, except … Continue reading The Mystery of the OS X Lion Upgrade, Dockables and the Shutdown on Startup Issue
After installing VMWare Fusion 4, the guest operating system VMWare Tools requires updating, but after initiating the upgrade a dialog box displays saying that the upgrade cannot be completed. Further information in the message indicates that the following line should be added to the Virtual Machine’s .vmx configuration file; isolation.tools.guestInitiatedUpgrade.disable = “FALSE” Shut the Virtual … Continue reading VMWare Fusion 4 Tools Upgrade Fails
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