How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Curse Microsoft! Foiled again!

Okay, so, at work, we use Virtual PC 2004 to manage all of the different training images we use in class. Virtual PC, a complete virtual machine to run Windows in. Now, seeing "Virtual Machine", Remy goes and says to himself, "Hey, I can get a version of that for Mac, and use the training images at home."

One phone call and a $35 service fee later, I get the response, "Ummm... no."

No, because while we have this virtual machine that would allow us to emulate whatever hardware we need regardless of the platform we're on, we still insist on using incompatible formats for the virtual hard drive images. There is officially no way to convert a PC generated VPC image to a Mac VPC image.

Thanks fuckers.

While the phone call was a waste, my mac version of VPC isn't- I can still get the installers from work and build the image up. But this involves me sitting there, installing the OS, installing Office, and installing VS.NET which, assuming everything works right, is what? Ten hours or so of work? Maybe less if everything goes really smoothly.

Minna said she had a WinXP disk lying around, I'm gonna swing over to her apartment and see if I can't dig that up. If I can at least get that and office installed, I can do some of the work Jim wanted me to do today. Worst case, I can use her computer for it.

Speaking of Minna, in further proof that she roxxors, she got me the iPod case I really wanted- aircraft aluminum. My iPod looks fucking bulletproof.

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