VMWare’s Open Virtual Machine Tools

Nice!  VMWare recently released an open source version of its very popular virtual  machine tools.  It’s currently housed on Sourceforge, known as Open Virtual Machine Tools.image

The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual machines.

Check it out here.

BumpTop desktop

I’m not sure if you’ve seen this or heard about it, but this is quite impressive: Interact by pushing, pulling and piling documents…on your computer’s desktop interface. Wow! I’m still digesting (read: thinking/analyzing) how this will affect the computer world. So, just check out the website and video.

image BumpTop is a fresh and engaging new way to interact with your computer desktop. You can pile and toss documents like on a real desk. Break free from the rigid and mechanical style of standard point-and-click desktops. Interact by pushing, pulling and piling documents with elegant, self revealing gestures. BumpTop’s stunning interface makes clever use of 3D presentation and smooth physics-based animations for an engaging, vivid user experience.

Take it easy.