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Friday, May 18, 2007

VMWare: The greatest thing since sliced bread

So if you like to try out new things, and you're not using VMWare yet, get with the program!

Really, though - it's so easy now (and the VMServer is free) . Just download and install.

VMWare lets you run mini virtualized server environments within your current operating system. Yea, there is a little overhead, but for testing and trying out new databases, configurations, applications, it's really cool.

The best part of it all, is the fact that you can download a host of pre-built applications to run with in the VMServer you just installed. Just startup the server and, wala... a running MYSql database in slackware on your Dell windows laptop. Yea, they have an Oracle 10g RAC appliance, as well as a SQLServer 2005 appliance.

Sweet. If you haven't checked it out, do so now...
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