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May 21, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 20


TOP STORY: TechTip: P2V on a Tight Budget
FEATURED ARTICLE: Can Corrective Thinking and Good Ideas Lead Us out of Recession?
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: P2V on a Tight Budget

Convert your physical Windows XP workstation to a virtual machine.

jarek_miszczykWritten by Jarek Miszczyk

Virtualization has recently become ubiquitous and is rapidly gaining ground in complex data centers as well as on personal computers. One concept that you may have encountered in the context of virtualization is physical to virtual (P2V) system migration. P2V boils down to a process that allows you to take a snapshot image of a fully functional physical system, inject the drivers and configuration artifacts required by the target hypervisor, and deploy the image in a virtual machine (VM). Here are some obvious benefits of running your workload in a virtual machine rather than on a physical system:


Feature Article - Career
Can Corrective Thinking and Good Ideas Lead Us out of Recession?

Jobs are a product of growth, so let's think about growing jobs.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

In discussing whether or not Denmark was a type of prison, Hamlet asserted to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor actors in the Shakespearian play named after the famous protagonist, that it's all in the mind: "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," claimed Hamlet. With this perspective, we might assume that some people in the U.S. today might actually enjoy being out of work. It's all in how you look at it. Former IBMers are most likely not among this group of happy souls; future IBMers probably have much to look forward to, however.


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