Episode 609 – Touchscreen Mod and VirtualBox vs VMware
This time on the show Jason joins with a touchscreen LCD mod that’s a lot easier than one might think. Then Darren and Matt pit their desktop virtualization platforms, Virtual Box and VMware Workstation, against eachother over a game of Halo.
Adding a touch screen to a LCD is pretty straight forward and fairy inexpensive. There are a few different places to get the touch screen kit, we got ours from ebay for around 80 bucks + shipping. Dealextreme.com has a small selection of smaller touch screen kit perfect for netbooks, because they come with a controller made to connect internally instead of external usb. When buying a kit to make sure it comes with the matching controller to avoid any head aches.
When it comes to desktop virtualization Matt and I think very differently. While I agree that VMware’s ESX and (free) ESXi solutions are killer, I can’t seem to justify the price of target=”_blank”>VMware Workstation when Sun’s Virtual Box is free, open source, full featured, super speedy and rock solid. Matt doesn’t agree.
Matt wouldn’t agree with my assessment, but he doesn’t write the show notes so I’ll just go ahead and link to this totally unbiased comparison.