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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

So based on two recent announcements it might actually be possible shortly to host your Virtual Web Server from your PDA? Seriously, it might not be possible today - but don't bet against it being real in the next year or so?  

Turn your phone into a file and web server

When you want to connect to your Windows Mobile phone you've got a few options. You can either use ActiveSync via the supplied cable or you can remotely connect over the WiFi with applications like Pocket Controller. Now there's another way - how about turning your phone into an FTP server? Mochasoft FTP Server is a free piece of software that'll do just that. Whilst it may not work on your 3G / GPRS connection (because a lot of networks don't use publicly available IP addresses), you can play around with it on your home WiFi. It offers authenticated logins and the ability to specify login folders too.
This free software obviously has the advantage of being able to connect more freely to your device when your on a seperate wireless connection, but you can also (should you wish) use this in conjunction with software like Compact Web Server from Chili Software to turn your phone into a full web server that you can upload to! :)
Watch this space, because this gives me a few ideas for a project! ;)

more at source... - Turn your phone into a file and web server


Samsung is working on a Xen version for PDAs

Monday, November 12, 2007   |   0 Comments

EarthWeb interviewed former XenSource CTO, Simon Crosby, about future of new Citrix XenServer and competition with VMware. In one answer Crosby revealed a major news:


Q: The XenSource applications are based on open source. In terms of the virtualization market, what are the pluses or minuses of an open source approach?

Open source is an extremely valuable tool for innovation. One of the key things about the Xen code base is that it can be delivered to market by multiple vendors, and will be.

One of the biggest challenges that the hardware vendors have had is that vendors like Microsoft take five years to get new features to market for them. But of course we have support on Day One. So the day that the first Intel VT CPU ships, we have the support. The day the hardware virtualization [launches] we have the support. So we've become the industry's first and best support for an enhanced hardware experience.

And at the same time, we've been very anxious to make sure that Xen as an engine was open sourced, but that multiple different vendors could have economic business models built around that. So we commoditize the "engine" - it's the code base that everyone agrees should be commoditized - and then it has much broader applicability.

So, for example, Xen runs on [certain] PDAs, and Samsung is doing work with those as a product prototype. But it also runs on supercomputers from SGI. That way, we don't have just one "car" - thereìs everything from Porches to Minis. So you don't limit its applicability...

Read the whole interview at the source.

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 10:08 PM IT Management , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top

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