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VMware Tools are a open-saucered!

VMware (Quote) has released "a majority" of its VMware Tools as open source software. The announcement, part of the company's Open Virtual Machine Tools (Open-VM-Tools) project, was made today at its VMworld conference in San Francisco.

The company said VMware Tools is a set of guest operating system virtualization components designed to improve the performance and management of VMware virtual machines.

The source code of Open-VM-Tools, hosted at Sourceforge, enables Linux vendors to integrate open source VMware Tools into upcoming versions of their operating systems.

Stephen Herrod, VMware's vice president of technology development, said the Open-VM-Tools project will improve customers' ability to use the latest and diverse guest operating systems, as well as pave the way for a wide variety of virtual appliances.

VMware said it's working with operating system vendors, including Novell, Red Hat and Ubuntu, to integrate the tools into their operating system installation processes.

Holger Dyroff, vice president of SUSE Linux Enterprise product management at Novell, said VMware is helping his company provide a best-in-class enterprise virtualization operating system.

"Being able to package and bundle Open Virtual Machine Tools as part of SUSE Linux Enterprise will provide our mutual customers a more seamless and better supported platform for virtualization," he said in a statement.


Sorry for that title! I am on Foo Fighters (wrapped on my head), beer, 1200+ km across a big country and I need to chill (tis midnight and virtualization dawgs just can't sleep)). Really! Read this , more saner, post.

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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here