• Windows 7 Virtual Machine





    After getting a hold of the recent 32-bit Windows 7 Pre-Beta build 6.1.6801.0 iso off one of the well known torrent search engines, I decided to try installing it as a virtual machine with VMware Server 2. After very little setup, I had a working Windows 7 virtual machine.

    When you are asked what OS you are installing, select Windows Vista 32. After it is installed, install the vmware tools and you are all set. Unfortuantely the VMware video driver does not allow aero effects :( Surely that will come with time.

    Here is a screen shot of the virtual machine:

    Windows 7 Pre-Beta 6801

    Windows 7 Pre-Beta 6801

    If you wish to activate this distribution, you are in luck. There are a bunch of MAK’s (Multiple Activation Keys) available that can be used to fully activate this version of Windows 7.  You can find those keys here.
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  • Crossover, IE6 and Flash on Mac

    Want to test a website in IE 6 on a MAC or Linux box?

    Start by going to codeweavers.com and download Crossover Mac or Crossover Linux.

    Once installed, you will launch it and install software.  For IE, once you choose install, you can select it from a list of applications that they have ready to deploy to a bottle.  By default, IE6 installs into a Windows 98 bucket.  Once this completes you have a working IE 6 on your MAC.

    The next step is to install the Flash 9 Active X control (Flash Player 9 for Unsupported Operating Systems) to the bottle so that we can see flash content.  Please note that Flash 10 is not compatible with a Windows 98 bottle, so do not try it.
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  • Leopard Server Virtual Machine

    Do you have an Intel Based Mac, VMware Fusion 2, and an OS X Server DVD?

    If you do then you are just a few hours away from creating your very own Leopard Server virtual machine!
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