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Archive for April 25th, 2014

How Do Young Go-Getters Get With Old Git? (via: Dr. Dobb’s – Google+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/25


How Do Young Go-Getters Get With Old Git?

fournova launches Git learning platform — from command-line interface to GUI


via: Dr. Dobb’s – Google+ – How Do Young Go-Getters Get With Old Git?….

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

Windows 8.1 on VMware ESXi 5.1: Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons are invisible but functional

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/25

(Another one in the missed schedule list: this post was scheduled for this morning 06:00)

When you run a Windows 8.1 guest on VMware ESXi 5.1 with the VMware tools that belong to ESXi 5.1, the Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons are invisible but functional.

It doesn’t matter how you access that VM:

  • Through an RDP session (from either the MS RDP client on Mac OS X or MSTSC on a Windows machine).
  • Through a Console Window from vSphere Client connected to the ESXi host (if that client does not run on Windows XP).
  • Through a Console Window from VMware Workstation connected to the ESXi host.

It is good to know that this is just a visual artefact, the Minimize/Maximixe/Close buttons still work:

I was having the same exact problem with my Windows 8.1 VM.  If you click the location where the buttons should be, it still works like they are there.

But he uses a solution that is not really the kind I like:

I opened Device Manager on the VM and then uninstalled the VMware Display Adaptor, including the software for the driver.  After doing that, I scanned for hardware changes and it reinstalled the display adaptor using a windows driver.

The youngest VMware Tools version it fails with on my system is this one:

Uninstalling the driver from the device manager indeed solves the issue, but:   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi, VMware Workstation | Leave a Comment »

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