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VMware OS X Bug & Forest Fires

From VMware Forums: Avoid potential data loss due to Apple bug and “Optimize for Mac OS application performance” preference

After I made my last post about my Fusion VM issues, B.G. of VMware contacted me suggesting that I confirm my Fusion optimization settings. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with it as I already had configured for Optimize for virtual machine disk performance. (Thanks anyhow again B.G.) I’m fortunate to have a decked out MacBook Pro (2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM and a 200GB disk (because size does matter): I planned this laptop explicitly to run OS X/Fusion (with all my sub-OSs), Ubuntu and Vista (GFI/Boot Camp).

Prior to posting here, I was at the VMware web site for an update for Fusion and/or Tools/openvm-tools that I might apply prior to updating Leopard. In any case, I’m about to do the Leopard 10.5.3 to 10.5.4 update that I’ve tested already and have three backups to protect against the worst case (and I’ve tested one of them – better than total trust, eh). I’m not too worried because my key files are replicated through more than just the three backups (to multiple offsite hosts).

New life from the remains of a scorched forest.

Sometimes I have a silly desire to want my systems to die in an update. Having witnessed, read about or fixed so many OS update failures in my life, it’s a bitter-sweet event that one can make the best of. Similar to the results of the forest fire I saw outside my family’s home in Pine, the “scorched OS” event is sad but awesome at the same time… the cycle… the chance to begin anew, fresh…