I had a previous post about Bitnami’s virtual machine offerings. What I failed to mention is that those VM images are available in VirtualBox or VMWare formats. I am partial to Hyper-V; so what’s an Mi4 developer on a Saturday night supposed to do?
Well after some searching a found a process using Powershell to convert VMWare hard drive images (vhdk files) to Hyper-v virtual hard disks (vhdx files). Continue reading “More VM Tips: vhdk to vhdx”
Coffee is still a developer’s best friend, but Bitnami is definitely in my circle of friends.
Over at Bitnami they have preconfigured virtual machines for software development. If you want to get up and running on a different software stack quickly it’s a good place to go. It’s not a bad place to spend a Saturday night either (if you’re the kind of person who lists websites in your circle of friends).
Their offerings are comprehensive, convenient, and free: WordPress, Joomla!, Elk, Rails, Tomcat, etc. And if you don’t want to spin up an entire VM, Bitnami can install the stack into an existing environment.
Virtual Machines are great. Free stuff is great. Free Virtual Machines are awesome.
Many people are unaware that Microsoft offers Windows virtual machines (VMs) for free. In fact they offer Windows VMs with the latest updated versions of Visual Studio installed on them. This is super useful for software development and testing.
Microsoft also provides virtual machines from Windows 7 to present with various preinstalled browser configurations. These VMs are intended for web developers to use for compatibility testing, but they can be freely used by anyone for other purposes as well.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ Continue reading “Virtual (Machine) Reality”