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I’ve been using for a while the VMWare Server 2.x for Linux and I’m quite happy with it. Unfortunately, this free product doesn’t offer some useful functionalities like cloning a virtual machine. It’s a pity because it’s time consuming to create all the virtual machines from scratch.

Fortunately, cloning a virtual machine is easy process but doing it manually it’s not free of error-proning. So, I created a small and simple bash script to handle this process automatically, smoothly and clean. The script, called vmclone (oh, I’m so original!!), is available at my github account for the public to use it.

Let me warn you: it’s a very simple bash script that suits my needs and may not suit yours. Feel free to modify it and to send me some feedback or suggestions in order to improve it.

Have fun! 🙂

Sun VirtualBox: the 3.0.0 version is out. News features:

  • Guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (VT-x and AMD-V only)
  • Windows guests: ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications / games (experimental)
  • Support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Solaris guests

Go get it in

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If you got an error like this:
Error 51: Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem

There is how to fix it:

  • Turn off your bluetooh (if active);
  • Restart CiscoVPN service (in my case I’m running Mac OSX: sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart)


  1. Install Discover app ( – It’s free;
  2. Start Discover app ;
  3. See the hint msg (it will show the address that you should visit with your browser);
  4. Choose your files with “Add files” button and after click “Upload All” button;
  5. On your iPod, click on a PDF file and start to read!

So, MacHeist 3 was a success. 88,401 bundles were sold and raised US$ 842.648, but they top it to US$850.000. That’s great, but it’s supposed to be more than that! Let’s do the math?

So it’s missing $11 909.75 for charity. Sure that $11K is insignificant when have $850K to give to charity, but I like transparency in any business.

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I bought the MacHeist 3 Bundle for US$39. I like some of the applications (Picturesque, SousChef, World of Goo(!!)) . I started to wonder about the math they about the 25% they want to give to charity. So, the  following image:

 shows that 31,712 bundles sold. So, 31712 bundles * US$39  * 25% gives the result US$309,192. But the image shows only US$295,785. Why is there missing US$13,387?

I don’t want to start a conspiracy here… is there a bug on the counter?

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