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22 Apr 2013 Oracle VM VirtualBox: Personal Desktop Virtualization [30634]
Detlef Drewanz Discusses Installation and Employment

In part 6 of an eight-part series Detlef Drewanz writes about "Oracle VM VirtualBox - Personal Desktop Virtualization" describing Oracle VM VirtualBox and its uses. Oracle VM VirtualBox requires an already-running host operating system on top of which it can be installed. Following installation one can simultaneously run multiple guest operating systems inside Oracle VM VirtualBox using multiple virtual machines (VMs). Oracle VM VirtualBox consists of three parts: the base software package; guest additions; and extension packs. Drewanz next addresses how data can be transferred to and from the guests through external iSCSI storage, with shared folders from the host or via network services.
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31 Jan 2013 New and Enhanced Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices [29592]
Adds Support for Android Tablets and Microsoft Windows 8

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets is newly available to support 4.x Android-powered mobile devices. This enhances the portfolio of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client software for iPad, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, enabling access to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software deployments, helping to deliver on corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for tablets also provides new and enhanced touchscreen gestures and support for Retina displays on newer iPads. Oracle has also released Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.2 for desktop PCs, which supports Windows 8 and provides enhanced support for USB peripherals.
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23 Nov 2012 Procedure Demonstrates Storage of Solaris Zones on Shared Storage [28588]
Employs New Solaris Zones Feature: ZOSS

Jeff Victor posts a blog entry that describes and demonstrates the use of Zones on Shared Storage (ZOSS), which, he explains, is a significant new feature of Oracle Solaris Zones that enables the storage of Solaris Zones on shared storage. This makes for quick and easy migration of a zone from one system to another. Victor notes that VirtualBox is essential to this procedure and that it is better suited to a laboratory environment than to a production environment. There are 15 steps in Victor's procedure, for which he provides all the necessary code samples.
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02 Jul 2012 15 Incredibly Useful (and Free) Microsoft Tools for IT Pros [26837]
NetworkWorld July 19, 2011

  • WSCC – Windows System Control Center
  • RichCopy 4.0
  • Microsoft Attack Surface Scanner
  • Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool
  • NoReplyAll add-in for Outlook 2007 and 2010
  • VMMap – A peek inside your PC's memory
  • Disk2VHD
  • Joulemeter
  • Microsoft Image Composite Editor
  • Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit
  • Speed Launch
  • Screen Recorder
  • TCPView
  • Autoruns
  • Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 2.0

Read on for details.
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07 May 2012 How do You Spell "Sesame"? [26168]
The Smartphone as Room Key

Combining Java JE2 ME and Open Ways' Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC) is sufficient security for Hinkmond Wong, whose recent post links to a HotelChatter, which announces plans by a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites property to use guests' smart phones as room keys. "OpenWays uses ... CAC and text messaging to securely deliver a unique acoustic key to the guest anywhere in the world. CAC can be retrofitted to the major electronic locks on the market. It is compatible with all 6 billion mobile phones in the world, ... and ALL Mobile OS standards [including] JAVA J2ME .... "
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