Archive for May, 2011

VMware vSphere 5 leaked features

Monday, May 30th, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. — VMware vSphere 5 is expected to include Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler, host-based replication and several other new features.

These improvements were part of the vSphere roadmap presented here at this week’s Partner Exchange conference.

VSphere 5 will be out in the second half of this year, but the release will be before VMworld, according to VMware product managers who led the roadmap session. That puts the vSphere 5 release date in July or August. The subsequent vSphere release, due in 2012, is expected to add a service-level agreement (SLA) framework and long-distance vMotion.

Apple fights fake anti-virus software

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

 Apple Inc is fighting what security experts say may be the most pernicious types of computer virus to ever target its line of Mac computers.

The company has issued a security advisory warning to customers about a recent scam that infects Macs with malicious software that wrongly tells them their computer is infected with a virus (Fake Anti-virus). The ultimate goal is to get credit card numbers and other valuable personal information.

Cannot Access Farm from Citrix Delivery Services Console

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

When launching the Citrix Delivery Services Console after installing XenApp 5.0 or Presentation Server 4.5 on Windows Server 2003, the XenApp node is missing. The administrator is unable to configure the farm.

A recent Microsoft update to .NET Framework 2.0 is the cause. Some of the files necessary for the .NET Framework, or the Delivery Services Console, might not have registered properly during the installation of the XenApp management consoles.

Google to unveil mobile payments Thursday as an alternative to using a credit card

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Google Inc will take the wraps off a mobile payment system on Thursday that lets consumers pay at checkout with phones instead of cards, a source said, hoping to beat Visa and others to the punch.

The Internet search and advertising leader will work with MasterCard Inc, the world’s second-largest credit and debit card processing network, to launch the system, the source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Google has teamed with MasterCard and Citigroup Inc to develop the system, the Wall Street Journal reported in March.

Ctrl+Alt+Del takes forever to prompt for password

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

We saw an issue with a customer whose Ctrl+Alt+Del took forever to prompt for password. We looked at several things to try to figure it out. It was also happening when unlocking the workstations. We finally we found out…

Expect Google Chrome OS for Notebooks on June 15th at Best Buy and Amazon and why not about tables

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

After a long wait, Google has announced that the first Chrome OS-based notebooks will be available for order at Amazon and Best Buy on June 15. The devices, built by Samsung and Acer, respectively, offer a lightweight notebook style. Acer’s option comes with an 11.6-inch HD display and 6 hours of battery life. It’s running the Intel Atom processor. Samsung’s notebook, on the other hand, features a 12.1-inch display and boasts 8.5 hours of continuous usage on a single charge. Like Acer’s option, Samsung’s platform runs the Intel Atom processor, and includes an HD Webcam. Though recent reports suggest that Google might eventually bring Chrome OS to tablets, for now, the company’s plan is to offer its latest operating system only on lightweight notebooks, in spite of the rapid rise of tablet sales and wide speculation that users are choosing to buy tablets instead of notbooks. Why did Google choose notebooks over tablets to run Chrome OS? And perhaps most importantly, was it a good idea? The second question won’t be answered for months. Here’s why Google spurned tablets and chose notebooks for Chrome OS.

VMware vSphere 4 and Citrix XenServer 5.6 Pros and Cons

Friday, May 13th, 2011
Virtualization is indeed a significant solution to maximize the resources utilization, increase reliability and availability. Further more, virtualization simplifies portability and administration and faster deployment.

Since virualization has a big market, it is also highly competitive. Having big players behind the solution should give us advanced key benefits over one another. Here we will try to understand the present top two Server virtualization products and their advantages and disadvantages.

Cannot install Internet Explorer 9

Friday, May 13th, 2011

If you attempt to install Internet Explorer 9 and you encounter errors, you should try one of the followin:

1) Make sure that your system meets the minimum operating system requirementsTo install Internet Explorer 9, one of the following operating systems (or later versions) is required.