VMware vs VirtualBox - Running Windows 7 on Linux host

VMware Player 3.1.4 and Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0.10 - An initial review of two free virtual machines. A virtual machine allows basically any guest OS to run within a host OS. In this case running Windows 7 (guest OS) inside Ubuntu 10.04 (host OS). It can also be useful for testing various distributions of Linux. The goal is to find the best virtual machine for Linux. As a quick background, I currently bounce between two computers: a desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 and a laptop with ArchBang.

Maemo 6 coming soon

Nokia announced phones coming out in 2H 2010 with Maemo 6. It could be a great upgrade and provide much more user friendliness than their developer oriented N900 phone (running Maemo 5 with a TI OMAP 3430). Maemo is a linux based OS (like Android) for handheld devices that is a drastic change from Nokia’s main Symbian based operating systems. Qualcomm has announced upgrades to the Snapdragon that look to compete with Nvidia’s Tegra 2 line.