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daily link  Thursday, March 24, 2005

VMWare Workstation raw disk with WinXP guest: Nifty trick of converting a dual-boot machine into a multi-OS VMware system.  Starts with dual boot Linux and XP; adds vmware under linux; creates an XP vm that runs off the XP partition in raw mode.  Result is much faster execution of XP, and continued ability to boot XP.  The downside is loss of snapshots and other virtual disk functions (obviously).  I wonder if VMware workstation 5 can create an unlinked clone of the XP partition, to convert it to a true virtual disk.  VMware today probably doesn't support cloning of raw disks, but if it did, it might make a more elegant p2v process -- boot, say, from a USB drive that has vmware, define a VM with a raw disk link to a partition, and clone it.  (See also VMware 4.5 docs, caveat, and support comment. Thanks to 'perigrin' in deli.cio.us)  9:39:19 AM  permalink  

Oracle-on-Linux VMware Cookbooks: Oracle offers how-to's for installation, and complete VM's, 9 or 10 GB in size, which they call the "Desktop Data Center".  9:29:28 AM  permalink  

Ourmedia.org: "We provide free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software. Forever. No catches."  Appears to build on the Internet Archive.  9:23:44 AM  permalink  

Podcasters get sponsors: Warner Brothers "will sponsor podcasts of the Eric Rice Show and provide exclusive audio content from one of its bands.  The Eric Rice Show, which is produced by Rice and three of his colleagues, features audio musings on entertainment, technology, and culture. .. The agreement calls for the label to give Rice exclusive interviews, banter and impromptu jams featuring "The Used," which were recorded on the band's current tour... RSS marketing firm Pheedo, which brokered the dea [said]. "It's basically paid placement. The music becomes the advertisement. The way I sold both these sponsorships is [that they're] enhancing what someone's already doing and adding value to it, as opposed to the interruption mode" [of paid ads]. ..

In a separate sponsorship facilitated by Pheedo, software provider Citrix has paid for a product placement on blogger Chris Pirillo's podcast. Listeners will be encouraged to register for a trial of the sponsor's GoToMeeting platform using a unique code announced specific to that podcast. That sponsorship will break on March 31."  [Thanks John!]

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