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Neat infographic on Gartner’s virtualization quadrant

Virtual Geek posted one of his colleague’s sent in an internal thread.

I’m not reposting the graphic here at this point but check it out. It’s a great visualization of the market players for each year from 2010 through 2014. Summary:

  • VMware: Looks like tight, precise grouping on a bulls-eye
  •  Microsoft: Nice slide to the right and up
  • Red Hat: Steady rise upwards and to the right (not sure why this isn’t higher but I’m biased)
  • Oracle: Does a little fishhook upwards but back
  • Parallels: Decent rise
  • Huawei: Shows up
  • Citrix: CRASH – at least that’s what I’d call it.

 

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OnApp Account Registration Fun

 

Tonight I decided to dig into OnApp. The workflow this far hasn’t been the smoothest but it probably helps reduce the company’s administration overhead.

After validating one’s email, he is taken to profile page with an installation instructions link.

onapp-admin

There seems to be two accounts that are created at registration, one for administration (admin.onapp.com) and one for documentation (docs.onapp.com). The admin account is setup after email validation but the JIRA account appears to be constrained by an account approval process the will provision or enable the account in the JIRA system.

 

OnApp-Whatness

I’ll look forward to completing the installation and setup so that I can see how OnApp stacks against its competition.

 

 

 

 

Packt celebrating International Day Against DRM

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TODAY Packt Publishing is offering all its DRM-free content at $10… All 2000+ eBooks and Videos at www.packtpub.com.

Get an inexpensive and DRM FREE fix for all your tech urges in virtualization, end-user computing, Dig Data, eCommerce, Cloud computing, programming, elearning systems (including Moodle!), automation, operating systems, systems and performance monitoring, game development, Rasberry Pi, networking, advanced security, etc etc. SO MANY!!!

Here’s a short link to share: http://bit.ly/1q6bpha

 

 

 

Poor Man’s IE Session Management

Perhaps I should call this post, “Lazy Man’s IE Session Management”.

On IE9 and IE10 I’ve always wanted a session manager. Well, until I find or make one, I’ll make do with the following PowerShell script:

Get-Process| where name -eq iexplore | foreach kill

or, the PowerShell-less .bat

taskkill /f /im iexplore.exe

 

When I relaunch IE, I can choose to immediately recovery the session or postpone and later start the recovery via the About:Tabs or Tools link.

For sessions that I regularly start,  a simple About:Tabs with my stock choices bring me to particular tasks/projects or workflows.

Now what I’d like to do for IE intensive loads is to create a script that will load X instances of IE, each window housing related tab but only loading under lower process priority and with a even watch to wait for prior tabs and window load completions…