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General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.1
« on: October 18, 2008, 06:01 PM »
Thanks for the summary!  :Thmbsup:

P.S. Thanks for Tech News Weekly too -- very much appreciated!

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so VDK is the windows analog of *u*x /dev/loop , basically?

They do seem fairly similar.

I've been testing out ImDisk (not VDK) recently, and I'm definitely reminded of loop devices. 

FWIW, I noticed the following under 'Warnings and Limitations' on the aforementioned VDK page:

VDK does not communicate with Windows 2000/XP Mount Manager.
Therefore:

Disk Management Console (partition manipulation and mount point configuration) does not recognize the VDK virtual drives.
Many third party utilities, such as PartitionMagic, work fine.
Disk Defragment utility does not recognize the VDK virtual drives.
Many third party defrag utilities, such as Diskeeper, work fine.
Graphical mode of Check Disk may not work.
(command line chkdsk.exe works fine).

Perhaps eventually there will be out-of-the-box / more-integrated-with-OS support for something like VHD in a future version of Windows, but in the mean time, at least ImDisk is coming in handy for me ;)

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A shot in the dark may be, but...I noticed the following pieces of text on a page on VDK:

VDK can also open the following types of virtual disks:

Raw sector image which you can create with regular disk dump tools such as Linux dd command.
Non-partitioned disk image, such as floppy image, removable disk image, and dd image of a single partition. (This is not actually a type of virtual disk, but rather how the virtual disk is formatted.)
In this case, the whole image is treated as a single partition.

VDK is a disk driver, not a file system driver, therefore you can only access partitions which your Windows host can recognize. For example, you cannot access ext2 partitions on virtual drives unless you have a 3rd party ext2 file system driver installed on your Windows system.

So perhaps something useful can come about using VDK (or may be ImDisk) along with 'Ext2 Installable File System For Windows' / ext2fsd...

http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vdk.html
http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html#ImDisk
http://www.fs-driver.org/
http://www.ext2fsd.com/projects/projects.htm#ext2fsd


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Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Problem with Internatinal codepage
« on: October 14, 2008, 08:06 AM »
FWIW, I experienced similar difficulties with CJK text when trying out CH+S (v1.19.02) -- perhaps it's the same issue. 

I hope to try it out again once a newer version is released  :)

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