Posts Tagged ‘virtual’

Running Google’s Android on Your PC in Less than 5 Minutes

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Ever wanted to play around with Google’s Android mobile OS but don’t have the right phone or tablet?  Tonight I discovered how to play with Android using the free Android x86 Live CD and the free VMware Player.  It took a bit of time for me to figure out, but now that I did I can tell you exactly how to set it up in under five minutes.

Click to view the Guide to Running Google’s Android on your PC.

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Migrate Your Old PC Easily for Free with a Virtual Machine!

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Buying a new computer should be a joyous event, whipping all the geeky portions of the brain into delighted merriment. But those geeky neurons can sometimes barely crack a smile, knowing what’s in store for them, days upon days of mental effort wasted on a dreaded migration of applications and data accumulated over many years. But, my friends, there is a new and wonderful way to migrate your PC! In less than a day you can shelve your old PC, having moved everything flawlessly to your new PC! The secret? The virtual machine!

Instead of the old methods of manually copying your data and reinstalling your old applications or using automated tools of varying (but always failing) quality to assist, this new approach converts your old system into a virtual machine that will run inside your new machine exactly as it had. All your data and all your applications will work just as they had because the old computer’s entire hard disk, operating system, applications, and data were moved. And because everything is by default encapsulated within this virtual machine, you won’t clutter up your beautiful new machine with old software meant for a now antiquated operating system, nor will you be forced to buy upgrades to that old software to get it to work in your new operating system. It is as flawless a migration solution as you can expect in the Windows world.

In this series of articles we cover how to do a migration with a virtual machine running under the free VMware Player or its more sophisticated VMware Workstation.

For the How To, read Our Quick Guide to Virtualizing Your Old Computer.

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