Is the new Mac mini 2019 suited for VMware vSphere/ESXi home labs?

Specification Differentiations These features: From the Oct 30 2018 Apple Event. Standard: Desktop 8th-generation 3.2GHz Intel Core Processor Thunderbolt 3 / USB C expansion (4 ports) NVMe based SSD storage running at full speeds Optional: up to 6 cores up to 64GB of RAM (SODIMMs) up to 10GbE…

Oct 30 2018

Video Speed Controller Chrome Extension is like adding TiVo and podcast app playback controls to any HTML5 video, including repeat, skip, and speed

Download/Install from Chrome - Mac or PC bit.ly/video-speed How many others downloaded from the author's shortened URL before you Ilya Grigorik "pushed out" his latest update on Nov 7 2015, with 47,000 active users, so far. bit.ly/video-speed+ You may have noticed that YouTube is…

Nov 10 2015

VMware Workstation 12 and Player 12 released with full Windows 10 support

VMware has a track record of releasing a compatibile version of VMware Workstation soon after every major release of Windows. This year was no exception, just one month after Windows 10 became widely available. It's the last time too, with all future Windows releases delivered as incremental…

Aug 26 2015

2013 Apple Mac Pro as a virtualization platform? Think about it...

Yeah, nothing polarizes opinions more than talking about Apple. Hang on a second though, keep an open mind. I've used PCs since the mid 1980s, and I have to admit, from an engineering and design perspective, little out there impresses me like the surprisingly affordable 2011 Mac mini. Excellent…

Jun 11 2013

macZilla Core i5 Mac mini gets an SSD drive upgrade, the operation was a success

A family member's Core i5 Mac Mini 2011 started life with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB traditional (slow, 5400) hard drive, and respectable discreet graphics. A very efficient and cool little beast. It fit the bill, fairly cheap, rather portable, and runs OS X and Windows very nicely, without putting out a…

Jan 22 2013

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: does ESXi 5.0 Update 1 work?

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: does ESXi 5.0 Update 1 work? Nope! Not at all, at least when using ESXi 5.0 Update 1. Perhaps ESXi 5.1 will work, whenever it's finally released. The Core i7 Mac mini uses lesser video (server style), but does allow you to install and use ESXi 5.0 just fine,…

Mar 29 2012

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: more RAM + hybrid drive + SSD drive = completely successful surgery for fast Windows 7 VM that dual boots too!

This Core i5 Mac Mini 2011 started life with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB traditional (slow, 5400) hard drive, and respectable discreet graphics. A very efficient and cool little beast! Beefing it up considerably will likely not increase the watt burn much (which I'll measure before and after), or heat…

Mar 19 2012

FingerPrint: easily print from your iPhone or iPad to network printers and USB photo printers, even if they're not AirPrint compatible, new Windows version now installs as a service

Update: Friday, July 12, 2013. Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only. Update: Sunday, September 23, 2012. New version 2.1 released, read…

Oct 15 2011