[Chugalug] OT: esxi 5.5 and winxp 32

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 15:45:45 UTC 2013

One of my other beefs with VMWare is that it is difficult for me to figure out WTF I have licensing for because from the time we initially ordered our licensure they have changed the @#$% name of pretty much every product we bought at least once.


On Oct 18, 2013, at 10:46 AM, William Roush wrote:

> I honestly think the whole vRAM fiasco was embarrassing on all levels, they tooted their horn about great it was, I wrote a multi-page blog post blasting their model and how it was more expensive for anyone that knew what they were doing and attempting to get higher guest:host ratios. I was also one of the most active community members during the time participating in the threadnaught they had about it.
> Microsoft swoops in, takes a good chunk of customers over it, massive marketing material that parrots what I've basically detailed, VMWare retracts their bad decision.
> Building their web tools on Apache Flex (Used to be Adobe Flex) is terrible, they have the resources to do a proper nearly full HTML5/JS feature-rich (I understand console access possibly needed to be done as some sort of a plugin, but still...), highly responsive and efficient client/server. Alas the largest hypervisor producer takes the easy road as opposed to the more sustainable one.
> It'll be sad to see VMWare to continue to fall over bad decisions, I really prefer their hypervisor over all others right now.
> William Roush
> On 10/18/2013 10:40 AM, Bret McHone wrote:
>> +1 on that one. It took my vmware rep 8 months to get back to me on a question. They have basically been ignoring customers after they got their money. Thankfully competition is making them rethink some things and our new rep has been much more responsive.
>> -B

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