Monthly Archives: February 2016

#windows10 disable user autologin by running netplwiz

on #windows vista, 7, 8, 10 you can disable user (IEUser) autologin by

  1. ensuring every user has a password
  2. running netplwiz to enable “users must use name and password”

thanks to

http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/automatically-log-in-to-your-windows-10-pc/

Make Windows 7, 8.x or Vista Log On Automatically

virtualbox tips of the week check bios vt and dont overcommit ram

virtualbox tips of the week check bios vt and dont overcommit ram

  1. Check your BIOS and confirm VT and VT-x are enabled and then you will be able to build and run 64bit vms in your 64bit os
  2. Dont try and run 2 x 1.5G vms if you only have 4G of RAM unless you want to spend 4 hours shutting down – reduce vms to to 1G and restart them

do this

macbook osx virtualbox

not this

macbook osx virtualbox

 

if you have a #macbook with a uk keyboard you need to press (right) ALT 3 to get a # symbol

if you have a macbook with a uk keyboard you need to press (right) ALT 2 to get a € and (right) ALT 3 to get a # in a vmware fusion or oracle virtualbox gnu/linux VM

thanks to

http://superuser.com/questions/373026/how-to-input-hash-symbol-to-terminal

oracle want you to buy a licence for every @vmware vsphere host you have

oracle want you to buy a licence for every vmware vsphere host you have

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2442652/mars-wanted-to-sue-oracle-in-licensing-dispute

Mars vs. Oracle

http://www.fiercecio.com/story/court-filings-shed-light-oracles-licensing-strategies/2016-01-21