• Windows/Unix development on Mac Part 6: Windows on Parallels

    September 26, 2016 14:21

    I got a copy of Windows 7 from eBay from a dealer with 10K+ positive sales. It installed fine but Windows Update just hung. I came to the conclusion that Windows7 is beginning to experience end of life issues — understandably. The company forwarded me a long email from Microsoft on how to fix it. (more )

  • Windows/Unix development on Mac Part 4: Just VirtualBox

    September 23, 2016 08:56

    I’m abandoning Vagrant (1.8.5) for now. Ssh’ing into the VM is really fragile and hard to fix when it breaks. Apparently this is a chronic problem as there is so much on Google about this issue that I can hardly wade through it. I’ve regenerated the keys, etc. (and so have lots of other folks), no luck. (more )