How to use RDP with VirtualBox

Recently using VirtualBox on Mac, I enabled the Remote Desktop Extension but no way to get it working. After a little research I have discovered you must install also the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack to get the RDP working. Apparently, the Extension Pack must be installed every time you Read more…

First tutorial about OpenELEC

I have published a page teaching how to install OpenELEC (an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC) directly into the HDD instead of a USB key/memory card. The tutorial includes also GRUB modifications and more πŸ™‚

VMware Server 2.0 + Sound/ALSA + Ubuntu/Linux

The new version of my preferred virtual machine environment is out, I’m using it, but the problem with audio device/ALSA is still present.

The new web interface (new??? I remember the “same” interface with the old GSX…) adds some cool features, but the way to fix the ALSA problem is the same of the previous version…


Synergy, a good productivity tool

Well, I’m used to virtualization technology, remote desktop management and all this kind of stuff, but Synergy is something that amazes me. And in these days, find something that impresses me, is quite unusual πŸ™‚

If you are familiar with the dual monitor concept, you know the level of productivity you can reach with this setup: a bigger desktop means more applications opened at the same time, no time lost searching into your task switcher and so on…

Synergy is a little client/server application, cross platform and open source. The goal of this piece of code is to share one keyboard and one mouse between multiple machines (Macs, Windows, Linux/Unix) via TCP/IP.
With this fantastic application, you can experience the benefit of a multi-monitor setup with multiple OS. No more useless mess on your desk, only one keyboard and one mouse (and no more expensive and “stupid” KVM switches)

Ubuntu, VMware Server, Core 2 Duo, clock problem: fixed!

Well, I’m actually using Kubuntu (I prefer KDE over GNOME); anyway the distribution is the same.

I have installed VMware Server into my brand new Core 2 Duo laptop and I have found the well know clock/time problem affecting the guest OS: the time into the virtual machine is running much slower or faster than the host time (the real world). With my Core 2 Duo, this time, was faster…