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gOS as a Hyper-V virtual machine

As you might have already read or seen, gOS is a new lightweight OS meant for cloudbooks & netbooks. This can be downloaded from http://www.thinkgos.com. I came across this while reading about some cloud computing stuff and got some interest to try this new OS. However, I don’t have a spare system to install this OS. So, the next best option is to install it as a virtual machine and of course use Hyper-V. I quickly created a new virtual machine, attached a legacy network adapter and attached the ISO downloaded from gOS website. Here are some screen shots I captured during this whole process. And finally, want to end this with using my own tool, hvs2008UI, to check what Hyper-V lists this VM as and here is the output. As you see, there is no Guest OS name listed there. That is because we dont have the integration components installed. gOS is based on a standard Linux distribution and I dont think it will be a difficult task to port the Linux integration components …

First Open Source project

I have got an OSS project, PySystemManager, approved on SourceForge. This project will adopt client/server methodology and will have an agent running on the client machines & a controller that can remotely discover all the clients. This project intends to provide following functionality Provide a test automation framework Quality engineers can use this tool to automate their test efforts across various clients. They will have an option to add test scripts to the controller and execute these scripts remotely by sending the information to client agent. All test result logging will be handled by the client agent and the results will be stored at the controller Provide APIs to use logging methods in test scripts so that the controller will have a better idea of test status For System administrators to remotely execute binary files / scripts to perform system maintenance tasks on a large number of client machines at the same time This is the kind of tool I always wanted in my previous job as a system administrator and as weel as in …