Archive for January, 2011

ESXi4.1 Whitebox

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

For a friend I build a ESXi4.1 VMware server. A Shuttle SX58J3 with Intel Core i7 950 3 Ghz, 8 Gb memory (4 slots available), 2 PCI-e slots:1 used for video card and 1 for dual port Intel NIC. Problem: onboard NICs not seen by VMware.

This vSphere server is connected to a QNAP TS-559 pro+ storage by iSCSI. Now running 1 Windows 2003 small business server and 2 Windows 2003 servers and 2 Windows XP. System is fast!
Add an other Shuttle and we have a cheap datacenter in a box. Nice to SMB.

Do we need a keyboard and mouse?

Monday, January 10th, 2011

If we use easy apps, do we need a external keyboard? Is a tablet enough. When using a iPad we use a touch screen keyboard. Quote I heard last: iPad with keyboard -> New MacBook Air.

If applications are so intuitive, I think for 80% no extended keyboard is necessary.

What Steve didn’t say.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

On CES 2011
What Steve Ballmer didn’t say.

Wyse Xenith Xen zero client

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Wyse Xenith

More over thinclients: Excellent piece on what is (and is not) a Zero Client by Simon Bramfitt

Mobile phone as thinclient! Wishes come through.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

With Motorola Atrix and CitrixReciever the thinclient in your pocket is reality. Use a smartphone as thinclient to connect to a virtual desktop with big screen and keyboard.

Citrix blog

In 2005 at the TSX in Paris my idea for the VMware next big thing was a phone as a thinclient. Motorola has it now with HDMI connector. With Wyse connector possble to connect to VMware View.


By Chris Fleck.

Turn Windows7 into a touchscreen tablet

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

With Thinix Touch turn your Windows machine into a tablet pc. Easy to run a virtual desktop on iPad if the desktop acts as an iPad or tablet.