Monday, July 26, 2010

VirtualBox rocks

I used VMware Server 1 for the longest time to run several Linux virts. I needed to reinstall virtualization software on a new PC, but VMware Server version 2 is horrible, just awful. So instead of reinstalling the old version 1, which is a dead end, I decided to try VirtualBox. I tried it last year, but I didn't have a good experience. This time I'm very impressed. It has exactly the right set of features to quickly and simply create virts, without extra bloatiness.

Nice work, Sun, er, Oracle.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Windows 7 shortcut arrow is too big

The Windows 7 shortcut indicator arrow is way too big. It covers a fourth of the actual icon.

Here's a procedure that worked for me to switch to the smaller XP overlay arrow: