[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 4.5 - OSGEarth

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 27 21:49:16 PST 2011

Cameron wrote:
> Maybe we should test to see if the application is being run inside a VM,
> and provide a popup warning if so.

pop up a message at login next to the hello message perhaps?
or just amend the welcome.txt message with a note which is shown to everyone.

> Is it possible to test if you are running in a VM?

you can look at what's in /proc/cpuinfo, but I doubt that's very reliable.
part of the point of having a VM is that the experience is seamless.

fwiw, my experience is that VMs are pretty well established with those in
my department who use Macs (needed to run pc-only software), but as for
even the most technical-aware pc and unix people, not at all. ymmv.



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